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

Jake D. Parsons jakedp at posteo.net
Sat Jan 8 10:57:44 PST 2022

On 1/4/22 3:22 AM, Petko Yotov 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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I' am for this, it is as you said and makes a better default config. I 
always enable it myself.
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