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Browser History – How we did it (as told by Yahoo)

February 22, 2007

I’ve been hounding GreenJimmy, our resident Web SuperHero, to write up our approach to solving the Browser History problem when using AJAX apps. I wrote in broad terms about our solution (and how it worked on Safari, the tough one, in addition to Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc), and promised that Jimmy would update his blog with a detailed explanation.

That was exactly a month ago, and Jimmy has written exactly nothing. I guess I need to employ more Lex Luthor management techniques, because clearly I’m sucking in the boss category. 🙂

Luckily, our friends over at Yahoo have a new Browser History Manager in the latest YUI release, and it does the same thing we did in the same way. Best part? They actually wrote up how they did it so the rest of the world can use it. So if you’re curious as to how to get Safari to behave with proper history, including full back/forward button support, go read up.

Many apologies for everyone waiting around (and emailing me) for our solution. Many thanks to Yahoo for stepping up to the plate and sharing.

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