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Re: Ajax Back/Forward History problem document state by document.save()

From: Sylvain Hellegouarch <sh@defuze.org>
Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2005 00:52:39 +0100
Message-ID: <1132444359.437fbac79c8ca@webmail.defuze.org>
To: public-webapi@w3.org

Hello there,

> One major thing that keeps me from using Ajax up to the limits is the
> web browser Back/Forward history problem; it looks like that many users
> just can't live without it.

What I am wondering is that if users are using the back/foward buttons because
they technically understand what it means or simply because web pages were
"static" once rendered on their browser and they felt those buttons were the
only way to interact the way they wanted with the website.

Ajax has remind hackers that Javascript was also able to do other things than
just trying to open popups. It can make a web application something lively.

But again, who can tell how users will evolve? If web applications become more
"dynamic" and thus lively once in their browser, then maybe users will slowly
drop the back/forward buttons.

- Sylvain

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