Re: side-effect of tabbed browsing

Subject: Re: side-effect of tabbed browsing
From: "Edgar D' Souza" <edgar -dot- b -dot- dsouza -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Hemstreet, Deborah" <DHemstreet -at- kaydon -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2008 11:06:23 +0530

On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 7:35 PM, Hemstreet, Deborah
<DHemstreet -at- kaydon -dot- com> wrote:
> While I would tend to agree, this leads to another question:
> Most likely the SW was designed BEFORE tabbed browsing. I think it is
> possible that they are not even aware that the SW behaves this way when
> using tabbed browsing.

In this case, it appears to be a glitch in the server-side
page-processing code, which generates a confirmation email each time
the page is refreshed. The behavior isn't necessarily due to tabbed
browsing; if one were to use a non-tabbed browser, but one that
"remembered" the last page open in it, and refreshed it on startup -
that would yield similar results. The same would most likely occur if
the user had to hit the Refresh button a few times to reload the
summary page, in a non-tabbed browser like IE6.

The reason why it's linked with tabs in this case is simply that with
a plethora of tabs, it's easy to overlook one or two that should have
been closed. I've had similar moments when I shut down without closing
a couple of YouTube or other video tabs; on next restart, I wondered
why on earth my Gmail was so slow... till I found out what other tabs
I had left open.


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