Goto a page with text fields such as a bugzilla bug page. Type some text into one of the text entry fields. Hit reload. Notice that the text you typed is still there. Hit shift-reload. Notice that the text you typed is still there.
Using build 8/31 11 M18 I tried this in 4.x; both reload and shift-reload clear the text field. Oops! I filed this in MailNews instead of browser - fixing.
reassign to component owner.
I'm adding dogfood because this has caused me to inadvertently put the wrong text in some places. The easiest way to have this happen is to use the back button. You'll have forgotten exactly where you typed and then it'll get submitted again.
Putting on [dogfood+] radar.
assigning to kin for review
Reassigning to email@example.com who works on session history. I'm not sure shift-reload is implemented yet.
ooops forgot to reassign to radha.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 46845 ***
This is a dup of bug 46845:Contents of textboxes/textareas don't clear upon reloading page