The invention of the internet has the world. It has become such an important part of life that one can hardly do without it. Likewise is the browser which serves as a gateway to surf the internet. Nevertheless, sometimes these things can malfunction and errors occur. One of those errors that one can encounter while using the internet is the Confirm Form Resubmission Error and it normally occurs when using Google Chrome browser. However, we are are not left without any solution to this problem. Before we go into discussing the solution, let’s first look at what causes this error to pop up.
What Causes the Confirm Form Resubmission Error
Here is a summary of the 3 three possible causes of this error:
1. When a webpage containing certain kind of form has refreshed
2. When you have an issue with your internet connection
3. When you are trying to submit a form online and at the same time you try to click on the back button.
After a user finishes filling a form online and submits it, the process is that it is sent from the user’s browser to the server, but if while the form is sending and the user consciously or unconsciously refreshes the page, what happens is that the content of the page might be duplicated. Now when that happens, that is you will see the “Confirm Form Resubmission” pop up to prevent the users from creating two accounts with the same details, which is not a good experience. In most cases, when one refreshes a page after buying something online, the buyer can be charged twice for that same thing he or she bought. But the “confirm form resubmission” pop up gives the user the opportunity to decide if he or she wants to resubmit the form or not. That is why the feature (Confirm Form Resubmission) was created. AT the same time, it can be annoying to see this error popping up even when you mistakenly refresh a page. Although this error has been widely criticized and reported by many users, it’s still yet to be rectified for google chrome and other browsers. That is why we have made this article to show our reader a quick and easy way to fix this problem.
How To Turn Fix Confirm Form Resubmission
A few methods through which the Confirm Form Resubmission error can be fixed has been tried and confirmed. Here are the methods:
Method 1: Reset The Setting Of The Chrome Browser
Step 1: Click on the three dots on the top right corner of the browser to open the menu
Step 2: Click on the Settings option from the menu
Step3: At the tail end, click on the Show Advanced settings
Step 4: click on the Restore settings to their original defaults
Step 5: Then finally click on Reset Settings option
Method 2: Using Google Chrome Properties
Step 1: Find the Google Chrome shortcut, right click on it and select the Properties option.
Step 2: A dialog box will pop up and you will see field labeled Target
Step 3: Inside the box, add this text “–disable-prompt-on-repost” (Without quotes) the end of the target.
Step 4: If the Chrome browser is open after doing step 3, close it down and then reopen it again using the Google Chrome shortcut.
Step 5: Now refresh your webpage and see if the error still pops up.
Note: Using this method to fix this problem requires that you use two shortcuts of the browser. You should use one of the browsers to carry out the configuration listed above and the other can still keep the default properties of the browser.
Method 3: Clear The Browsing Data Google Chrome
The idea behind this is that the browser stores information, so once you fill any form, it stores it in the cache and remembers it, hence data duplication is possible. So when you clear the browsing data, it forgets all that it had remembered and duplication will be impossible. You can follow the steps below to do this:
Step 1: Open your Google Chrome browser
Step 2: Click on the three dots at the top right side of your browser
Step 3: From the menu, select More Tools>>Clear browsing data.
Step 4: Scroll to the Advanced Tab & select the data that you intend to delete.
Step 5: Finally, click on Clear Data
Method 4: Disable Extensions That Are Corrupt
Corrupt Extensions on your browser can also cause this error. To fix it vis this method, follow the steps below:
Step 1: Click on the three dots at the top right side of your browser.
Step 2: Scroll to More Tools>>Extensions.
Step3: Find the corrupted extension from the list and disenable them all and re-enable, and you are good to go.
Method 5: Delete no-store
If you are using a form with this in the header – header(‘Cache-Control: no-store, no-cache, must-revalidate, max-age=0’);, then you can try this method.
Step 1: Delete the no-store from the header
Step 2: refresh the page within the form
Step 3: Enter the form again and refresh
Other Methods You Can Use
Check Your Internet Connection: Poor internet connection might be the cause of this problem sometimes. Restart your internet connection and check if the problem has been solved.
Do not use the back button: Most times this might not be a bug issue. It might be because chrome did not Cache the Post, probably because you clicked on the back button immediately after submitting a form. the user must try to quit using the back button immediately after submitting a form.
Make use of the AJAX Submit Button: To make sure that after submitting the form successfully, it doesn’t reload again, use the Ajax Submit Button. To do that, add the code below into your page’s code.
//Whatever you want to do on successful submission
Update Google Chrome: Just updating your Google Chrome could fix this problem. Check your current version if it is up-to-date, if not, then you have to do the needful.
In conclusion, the solution to this problem is not limited to the ones we listed here. There are some other ways to fix the Confirm Form Resubmission Error on Google Chrome browser. Though these ones we listed above have been tested and confirmed a good fix.