[whatwg] Question about pushState

Jonas Sicking jonas at sicking.cc
Wed Dec 16 22:42:20 PST 2009

On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 10:25 PM, Justin Lebar <justin.lebar at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 3:06 PM, Jonas Sicking <jonas at sicking.cc> wrote:
>> On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 11:51 AM, Darin Fisher <darin at chromium.org> wrote:
>>> I would have expected it to behave like a reference
>>> fragment navigation, which prunes *all* forward session history entries.
>> I agree. I *think* what you are suggesting is what the implementation
>> that Justin Lebar has written for Firefox does.
> Yes, with my patch, the forward button is never active after a
> pushState.  It wasn't an intentional deviation from the spec, but I
> agree with Darin's reasoning: If pushState is a replacement for the
> hash-navigation hack, then it should behave like a hash navigation.

I rather think of it as pushState is a way to do AJAX navigation
similar to normal navigation. And with normal navigation you loose all
your forward history.

/ Jonas

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