[whatwg] Session history

Boris Zbarsky bzbarsky at MIT.EDU
Mon Jul 6 22:03:27 PDT 2009

Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Thu, 2 Jul 2009, Olli Pettay wrote:
>> [22:59]	<smaug>	I'm trying to understand the "Each browsing context, including
>> nested browsing context, has a distinct session history."
>> [23:00]	<smaug>	but in practice if go(-1) is called in a iframe (and it hasn't
>> been navigated from the original page), the top level page is navigated
> I've now fixed the spec to match IE's behaviour when it comes to 
> history.go(), history.length, and history.back().
> This doesn't quite match what Gecko, Webkit, or Opera do, but then they 
> all each do their own slightly different thing, so I had to pick one, and 
> IE seemed like the obvious choice.

Can you possibly summarize the differences you encountered?  Or at least 
point to the specific tests on which the behaviors differed, assuming 
you put them all up?


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