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

ABClf languefrancaise at gmail.com
Tue Jan 4 16:46:50 PST 2022

No matter what choice will be done for sample-config, it's convenient
to have this line
written in starting config (commented or no), so that administrators
know that such option does exist.

As for me I have no preference here. I did not use that option ; testing now.
If the message written in the pop-up can be modified, I would prefer
"Quit this page" instead of "Quit website".

Thank you.

Le mar. 4 janv. 2022 à 21:40, Simon <nzskiwi at gmail.com> a écrit :
> 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
> Simon
> 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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