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IE issue w/ new post: “Your attempt to edit…” – publishing fails.

  • Hi,

    I’ve read through a couple of other threads on here, describing how they’ve had issues with autosave on new posts.

    Essentially, the problem lies with the javascript function autosave() in /wp-includes/js/autosave.js.
    Internet Explorer 7 (and possibly other versions, haven’t tried) doesn’t seem to handle whatever’s being returned thru AJAX when the autosave runs.

    Others have suggested disabling all plugins, commenting out stuff in /wp-admin/post-new.php and even doing define('AUTOSAVE_INTERVAL,600) in wp-config.php.
    All of these suggestions above are utterly wrong, everyone should know better than to touch the WP core files like that.
    I’ve tested them all, to no avail.
    – Simply removing/commenting out the autosave.js script will throw errors when /wp-admin/js/post.js tries to call the autosave() (as text fields are being populated.)

    Let me clarify one essential thing; This is only an issue with IE !.
    That being said, I’m not even sure it has to do with WP code.
    It might be that server responses/timeouts etc. could cause this, but that seems unlikely, as that would probably affect all browsers.

    Does anybody have updated info on this issue, I know it’s been affecting a lot of ppl.


    PS: Tech/use info:

    – WPMU running on dedicated server.
    – Custom/unique themes for all blogs, no WP core files have been touched, except for wp-config.php (obviuosly).
    – When saving a new post, I get the error “Your attempt to edit POST-TITLE failed. Please try again.” Only the post title were saved, the post is not published.
    – If I go and edit the (initially failed) post, it publishes without errors at all.
    – Just making sure it’s understood; It is only happening in IE (version 7 is the one I’m using). 🙂

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  • Moderator kmessinger


    Forum Moderator

    I do not have that problem using IE7 (or IE8). I am not running WPMU nor using a dedicated server. Perhaps it is a server or cache issue even though all browsers are not affected.

    ‘K, thx for checking for it anyway 🙂


    I’m experiencing this problem with IE7, Firefox, and Safari (all on WinXP Pro). In fact the issue seems to be more of a problem on Firefox than on IE. Usually when I post a new article using Firefox the system just hangs and hangs and I get a network timeout error. With IE I get the “failed” message right away.

    Moderator kmessinger


    Forum Moderator

    If you have problems on all browsers it is not a browser problem.

    Does your code and css validate? Are any images you are using correctly sized for the web? Have you removed all plugin and switched to the default theme to see if the problem ocntinues?

    Did you solve this problem? I got it right now and I have no clue how to fix it!

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