EDIT 2014-12-15: In the meantime I moved to WordPress on a dedicated site with all articles. I keep this one as a warning.
I was just about to finish an article (not this one) when I lost everything I wrote. Here is what I did:
I’m using Chrome to post and edit blog-articles.
- I switch to HTML-view to add an image – because the “insert image”-button didn’t work.
- I forgot to close the quotation mark for the value of the src-attribute.
- I saw that only when switching back to the Compose-view.
- I switched back to HTML-view and saw that now all HTML-tags where escaped and the characters were transformed to entities.
- I clicked undo until I reached a version which was OK. I clicked again undo by error. The textarea become blank.
- I clicked redo, still blank.
- I closed the TAB before autosave happens
- It had happened.
Result: text is lost. Luckily I started the text in an offline editor – so I still have an early draft.
Conclusion: WebApps, Cloud and things like this are still a risky way of doing things as long as the interface is a generic application like the browser. Even in 2014. Even with Chrome. Happy new year.