[whatwg] Question about pushState
Jonathan 'J5' Cook
jonathan.j5.cook at gmail.com
Wed Dec 16 12:52:05 PST 2009
Jonas Sicking wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 11:51 AM, Darin Fisher <darin at chromium.org> wrote:
>> [Apologies if this has been discussed before, but I couldn't find it in the
>> Why does pushState only prune forward session history entries corresponding
>> to the same document? I would have expected it to behave like a reference
>> fragment navigation, which prunes *all* forward session history entries.
>> Reason: it seems strange when a "navigation" doesn't result in a disabled
>> forward button in the browser UI, so an app developer may be unsatisfied
>> using pushState in place of reference fragment navigations.
> I agree. I *think* what you are suggesting is what the implementation
> that Justin Lebar has written for Firefox does.
> / Jonas
I would think that the behavior has to do with the definition of URL/URI
and URL/URI fragment. Moving backwards inside a page is considered
navigation inside the URL/document (think scrolling in a page that is
not enhanced), AFAICT.
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