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[whatwg] Global Script proposal.

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 08 Sep 2009 18:03:08 +0200
Message-ID: <op.uzx37ikf64w2qv@anne-van-kesterens-macbook.local>
On Tue, 08 Sep 2009 17:57:36 +0200, Dimitri Glazkov  
<dglazkov at chromium.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 6:12 AM, Anne van Kesteren<annevk at opera.com>  
> wrote:
>> FWIW, this is why I think pushState is great. If you bookmark it and  
>> later
>> visit that page it allows the server to directly give the right content  
>> back
>> instead of first loading a page which then fetches additional content  
>> based
>> on the fragment identifier. And although disabling JavaScript these  
>> days is
>> probably close to a non-starter it would allow you to create interfaces  
>> that
>> have the same URL regardless of whether JavaScript is enabled or  
>> disabled
>> and still use fancy effects and downloaded content incrementally when
>> JavaScript is enabled.
> True, that's a benefit -- compared to the current hash-navigation
> systems. But I guess what I am trying to say is let's work to provide
> ways to make navigation cheap, rather than improving ways to simulate
> navigation.

Yeah, your follow-up message in the separate thread sounded rather  
intriguing. If JavaScript can be somehow kept-alive while navigating to a  
new page within a single domain, be in control of what is displayed and  
without security issues and all that'd be rather cool and also solve the  

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Tuesday, 8 September 2009 09:03:08 UTC

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