AOL Bah..., Humbug!

by Floyd Baker <fbaker(at)>

 Date:  Wed, 20 Sep 2000 17:16:00 -0400
 To:  hwg-techniques(at)
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We are still having a problem with aol and form input.   When the submit button
is clicked, nothing is sent to the action page.   

I have found that if you click the back button on the new window that is
produced by the action page, and hit the submit button again, it will work the
second time.  That seems consistent..  The first click does nothing but the
second one does.   

We have thought about using recursion.  What to do though on non aol browsers
producing two windows because they didn't have the problem?   Perhaps an
intermediate page just check for the variables and to cause the resubmission of
the form until it sees it?  Only a vague thought right now but anything is
possible, right?  

Does anyone have any better insight into this? 


Floyd Baker


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