I'm not sure, but I suspect so (I'll try make time to create a quick test this weekend). Though, cookies are sent to the server with each page request. If a user views enough articles, that data could grow and slow down their page load times a bit. One possible way to overcome that would be to only store info on the last 25 articles viewed.
I don't think it would be very hit and miss. How often do you think users paste article URL's without having recently viewed that article? I usually copy the URL's directly from the browser address bar.
Nope, I use Code Project's bookmark feature. Also, that doesn't seem to work from IE9 (I suspect IE copies the shortcut file rather than the text URL). Unless you are talking about going to the properties for the favorite and copying the link from there, which somebody COULD do. And I'm sure somebody COULD view an article in one browser then paste it into a different browser, or they COULD have a giant list of URL's stored in a text file... but I doubt that happens often.
I was referring to the bookmarks bar as it exists in FireFox, Chrome, and probably the others as well. Just right-click and choose "Copy".
And no, I seldom use the "CP bookmark feature", as that only works for CP material; I have a universal bookmark system in place, with an actual database so I can store whatever I choose, then search, list, sort, etc.
Yep, it works. A little difficult to find. Usually with forum posts I copy/paste HTML into notepad precisely because it can fail. Autosave gave me confidence to post without doing that - but then I was gutted I didn't take a backup!
Our thinking was that if the submission page failed you'd start again by following the trail back to the initial submissions welcome page (Submit.aspx) so it's on that page we listed the auto-saved drafts.
You know you can't just stop there, Sean. Well, what were you wearing?
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I did notice I could post an alternative article though. Seems a bit much for simply telling someone their article needs a bit of work, images are missing etc.
I believe there used to be a "Add comment" button at the bottom of a pending article/blog/tip.