Using Back Button May Not Repopulate Web Page Form

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SYMPTOMS
If you fill out a form on a Web page, submit the form, and then clickBack in Internet Explorer, the form may not be repopulated with the datayou just entered.
CAUSE
The form is repopulated only if the following items are true:

  • The Web page is not an HTTPS (or secure) Web page.
  • The page is cached to disk.
  • The page has not changed since you filled out the form.
STATUS
This behavior is by design.
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Properties

Article ID: 174550 - Last Review: 10/07/2013 06:22:12 - Revision: 3.0

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