[whatwg] about:blank document handling in history

Adam Barth whatwg at adambarth.com
Thu Dec 31 12:07:08 PST 2009

Firefox and IE distinguish between about:blank documents and ""
documents for this purpose, if I remember correctly.  I don't remember
the details off hand, but they're somewhat subtle.


On Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 3:46 AM, Olli Pettay <Olli.Pettay at helsinki.fi> wrote:
> Hi all,
> if I read 6.10 correctly it has a special case for about:blank
> documents only when loading a new document to a context which has only
> about:blank document. But that isn't quite enough, I think.
> Traditionally (IE/Gecko) about:blank documents haven't been put to
> session history. Opera and Webkit seem to handle this case differently
> (though, not exactly the same way).
> http://mozilla.pettay.fi/moztests/history5/Start.html
> Since session history handling follows IE's behavior pretty
> closely in other cases, I think it would make sense to define
> about:blank handling too.
> -Olli

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