At 11:27 AM -0400 4/13/10, Paul M Foster wrote:
On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 03:20:23PM +0200, Merlin Morgenstern wrote:

 Hello everybody,

 I have form where users enter data to be saved in a db.

 How can I make php save the form data into a session before the user
 leaves the page without pressing the submit button? Some members leave
 the page and return afterwards wondering where their already entered
 data is.

I hate to be a contrarian (not really), but there is a paradigm for
using web forms. If you want the internet to save your data, you have to
press the little button. If you don't, then it won't be saved. Not hard
to figure out, not hard to do. If you have to go do something else while
you're in the middle of a form, open a new tab/window and do it. When
you come back to your original form, the data will still be there (but
again, not *saved* until you hit the little button).

Sorry, I just get cranky with people who won't follow the rules.



What rules? I didn't see any rules. There are simply easy ways to do things and those not so easy -- like jumping out the window or using the stairs. You arrive at the same place, but at what cost?

In this case, I don't think the OP has provided us with enough information about his problem.

If he is concerned that his users may return to a page and wants the fields filled with what the user previously entered, then that depends upon several different things, such as has the user shut down his browser, or has the user simply clicked the submit button and the page has been refreshed. IOW, how has the user left the page?

So, OP explain what you are trying to do?




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