[wp-trac] Re: [WordPress Trac] #7832: Autosave fails for users with the "Author" role.

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Wed Oct 8 22:01:19 GMT 2008

#7832: Autosave fails for users with the "Author" role.
 Reporter:  beaulebens      |        Owner:  anonymous
     Type:  defect          |       Status:  new      
 Priority:  normal          |    Milestone:  2.7      
Component:  Administration  |      Version:           
 Severity:  normal          |   Resolution:           
 Keywords:  editor, ajax    |  
Comment (by beaulebens):

 Agree that accepting the POST like that is sketchy, was just a temporary
 fix that seemed to work.

 I've confirmed this on a clean download of 2.6.2 (gets 500 error, not
 directly throwing that "You are not allowed to edit posts as this user"

 Here's what I did:
  - Download/install WP
  - Set up a new user and assign them the role "Author"
  - Log out and then log in as the new author
  - Write a post and save it.
  - Now edit the post and wait for the auto-save to trigger
  - Check in FireBug to see 500 error

 It's not that big of a deal when it just doesn't save, but on my other
 install where it throws the big error and reformats the page it's quite a

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/7832#comment:2>
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