[whatwg] Onpopstate is Flawed

Henry Chan henry.fai.hang.chan at gmail.com
Tue Feb 1 08:19:25 PST 2011

Thanks, you save my life!!

Btw i'd reli like the onpopstate to fire as early as possible, possibly
before images are requested/dom is fully loaded.  But this is already great
enough :D

On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 10:32 AM, Jonas Sicking <jonas at sicking.cc> wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 23, 2010 at 6:18 PM, Henry Chan
> <henry.fai.hang.chan at gmail.com> wrote:
> > It fixes the bit where back/forward before onload doesn't fire
> onpopstate.
> > But no, it still doesn't let us detect inital onpopstate.  And
> back/forward
> > buttons don't work properly until onload.  A workaround would be to
> assign
> > the handlers to the <a> tags at onload but again that's not feasible for
> my
> > site.  I need it domready.
> > Please make onpopstate fire as early as possible in the navigation
> sequence.
> >  And drop the pending state object.  I need exactly each firing.  Not
> just
> > the last one.
> Would the following behavior solve your issue:
> If pushState or replaceState is called before the initial popstate,
> simply don't fire the after-onload-popstate.
> If the back button is pressed (or history.back() is called) after a
> pushState/replaceState, but before onload, fire a popstate for the
> newly transitioned to state. Still leave the after-onload-popstate
> canceled.
> I.e. if the webpage calls pushState or replaceState before onload
> fires, then it is deemed that the page has transitioned to the new
> state and no after-onload-popstate is needed.
> This behavior makes the most sense to me and allows the page to start
> handling state transitions before the page finishes loading.
> / Jonas

Henry Chan
henry.fai.hang.chan at gmail.com
Administrator of www.123got-it.com

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