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No current option to keep page from history.

From: Dale <ursa.major@blueyonder.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2004 23:04:14 -0000
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To: <www-html@w3.org>

Would it be possible for the designers (programmers or whatever) of HTML
tags to add an extra tag? One that prevents a page being listed in the
history
of a browser. <NOHISTORY> for example.

To justify my reasons for asking, I would like you to understand the
situation.

My wife has a yet unpublished web page for victims of domestic violence,
(Spousal Abuse I believe it is called in the USA). Her job as a consultant
requires her to contact victims and help them out of their situation as well
as helping them recover afterwards. Her clients could visit the page but
since all pages are held in the browser's history, it makes it dangerous for
them since their partner may find out. Deleting all of the history with the
applications available can cause just as much trouble. The abusive partner
is often paranoid and evidence of covering up tracks may be construed as
their partner having and affair, conspiring against them or even plotting to
kill them. The consequences can be devastating.

All it would need is a tag <NOHISTORY> immediately after the <HTML> tag to
prevent the page being logged in the history of the browser. If the tag
causes an error, the remainder of the page will not load for security
purposes.

This tag would benefit developers of secure pages as well as the above since
a secure page can be accessed by someone on a public terminal but not
re-visited by the next person accessing the terminal.

Thanks,
Dale Saunders.
--
A program that is all singing and dancing is fine as long as it has a good
voice and all its limbs.
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