[pmwiki-users] Should $EnableNotSavedWarning be enabled by default?

Simon nzskiwi at gmail.com
Tue Jan 4 12:38:13 PST 2022

I couldn't agree more.
As there is no easy undo if you close without saving, and the consequences
are severe - the loss of potentially a lot of work.

Also I think modern expectation (cf online editing such as google docs) is
that you can't/shouldn't be able to accidentally lose input.

great idea


On Wed, 5 Jan 2022 at 00:23, Petko Yotov <5ko at 5ko.fr> wrote:

> Currently by default PmWiki doesn't warn when people edit a page, and
> try to move away from the edit form without saving.
> We have $EnableNotSavedWarning but it needs to be enabled in config.php
> by the administrator.
> I added it to sample-config.php, but I wonder if instead we should
> simply enable it by default.
> I believe the setting dramatically improves the user experience and
> saves a lot of frustration, especially with inexperienced editors and
> administrators (who have yet to read the documentation and enable the
> setting).
> The setting, enabled, might possibly interfere with some custom edit
> forms, although I am not aware of such a case, or with some of the
> existing recipes that do exactly this.
> If we enable it by default, anyone who doesn't need this feature can
> disable it with
>    $EnableNotSavedWarning = 0;
> Even if there might be existing administrators who may be annoyed to add
> this line when they upgrade, I feel the benefit from having the feature
> enabled outweighs the downside.
> Thoughts?
> Petko
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