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When drafting a question, the body and tags are saved, but the title never is- this seems like a clear bug. Can it be fixed?

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  • Can you tell us more? Where did this happen? Is it reproducible? What software are you using?
    – Joachim
    Oct 22, 2023 at 22:30
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    iOS Safari. It is reproducible, I’ve consistently noticed it for years. Oct 22, 2023 at 22:38
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    I don't think this deserves closure; I've been able to reproduce this for years as well (Firefox, multiple versions, multiple operating systems). I derived a possible technical explanation the first time I encountered it, so it never occurred to me that it might be worth fixing, so I'm glad for this bug report.
    – wizzwizz4
    Oct 23, 2023 at 0:36
  • No repro with Chrome, it save the title just fine. @wizzwizz4 what OS? Maybe it's another one specific to WebKit browsers. Oct 23, 2023 at 8:00
  • @ShadowWizardIsSadAndAngry From memory: Firefox on Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Debian 10, and Debian 11. Have you confirmed that Stack Exchange is the one saving the title, and not Chrome?
    – wizzwizz4
    Oct 23, 2023 at 9:09
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    @wizzwizz4 yes it's SE saving the draft, Chrome does not save what I put into form elements, at least not by default. Tested by typing a title, waiting few minutes to make sure draft is being saved, closing the tab, reopening, and the title is still there. Oct 23, 2023 at 9:58
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    @wizzwizz4 perhaps the AJAX responsible for saving is being blocked, any blockers being used? /cc Seeking Oct 23, 2023 at 10:00
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    Okay, so there's no reason I should be getting the behaviour I keep getting (it's putting all the fields into /posts/0/editor-heartbeat/ask, so it should be all-or-nothing) – and I'm not getting it at the moment. But this happens often enough that I have an entire procedure for dealing with it: does it have something to do with restoring sleeping tabs overwriting the draft, perhaps?
    – wizzwizz4
    Oct 23, 2023 at 10:45
  • @wizzwizz4 perhaps, yeah. Oct 23, 2023 at 11:20

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