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"Data Missing" error in Netscape
help needed pls

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Msg#: 1074 posted 7:18 am on Oct 1, 2001 (gmt 0)

I have a page, that is the result of a post. When I "view source" or "Print" this page I get this in Netscape:

Data Missing
This document resulted from a POST operation and has expired from the cache. If you wish you can repost the form data to recreate the document by pressing the reload button.

All I want is the ability to Print the page.

From what information I have found, this can be fixed by using a "Get" or by setting the expiry to some date in the future. However neither if these is an option (it is a page that is created in xsl, and posted to a servlet), and the page is a result from a payment.

Apparently it is caused by Netscape wanting to retrieve the source from the server again, as the page was the result of a post, and as such not cached.

Any suggestions on how to be able to get the page to print (without reposting the page) would be much appreciated.





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Msg#: 1074 posted 8:46 am on Oct 1, 2001 (gmt 0)

Misao, welcome to the forum. I've searched a bit and all I can find so far is people making this same complaint about Netscape. There's nary a solution in site except for reposting.

On this page [developer.netscape.com] Netscape says:

...this happens, if the document is dynamically generated in response to the POST data and if it contains the pragma no-cache header/metatag.

Even an O'Reilly forum came up with no fix for this bit of business, sorry to say.


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Msg#: 1074 posted 9:17 am on Oct 1, 2001 (gmt 0)

Yup, tedsters there (as usual)... we've looked in to this problem before and you've covered all the 'fixes' we could find (i.e. Using GET method or Reposting the data).

If you do find a solution, be sure to let us know!


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Msg#: 1074 posted 11:38 pm on Oct 1, 2001 (gmt 0)

Thanks Guys, that's pretty much what I thought :(
I was just hoping that somewhere in those 150 pages of google search, I'd missed something :)

Ah wells, back to the "All nutscrape users must be shot" solution ;)

If I find a work around, I'll let you know.


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Msg#: 1074 posted 11:17 am on Oct 4, 2001 (gmt 0)

I've run into this before. My solution was to kick a meta refresh on the generated page to another page. If you have those tech skills, generate a static page at the same time you generate their receipt page. Then just insert the meta refresh to the static page. That make sense?

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