[Spambayes] Illogicality in the Web UI?
Amir_Katz at bmc.com
Sat Jul 31 22:55:38 CEST 2004
If you use Mozilla or FireFox, you can simply open the clues link with
Click+Control-T, which will open it in another tab in the same browser. The
first tab still shows the classified list. Problem solved.
From: Skip Montanaro [mailto:skip at pobox.com]
Sent: Saturday, July 31, 2004 21:30
To: robert at imagine.co.uk
Cc: SpamBayes at python.org
Subject: Re: [Spambayes] Illogicality in the Web UI?
Robert> Go to the Review messages page in the web UI and work your way
Robert> through a couple of hundred emails, checking the current
Robert> classications. As you get to the end of the list of emails
Robert> there's one item which seems to be wrong: so you decide to check
Robert> the clues. All seems well, so you return to the Review page -
Robert> and find that the web interface has thrown away all your
Robert> carefully classified selections and reverted to where you first
Robert> started classifying.
This is, unfortunately, a feature of your web browser. Some browsers simply
insist on refetching the page when you hit the back button. I'm not sure if
there's anything the sb_server.py-generated HTML can do to keep that from
happening (maybe there's some magic HTTP header that will stop it). I
suppose we could add a "target" attribute to the clues links to force the
clues pages to open in a new window. I'd personally find that a bit
annoying though. (My browser, Safari, doesn't suffer from reload-itis.) Is
there some way you can force the clues page to open in a new window (button
2 click, hold down a modifier key, whatever)? What about using a different
browser? If so, that would be a reasonable workaround until a more
generally acceptable solution can be found.
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