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Re: Proposal: Navigation of JSON documents with html-renderer-script link relation

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 14:55:38 +0100
To: "WebApps WG" <public-webapps@w3.org>, "Kris Zyp" <kris@sitepen.com>
Message-ID: <op.vqqrm0gi64w2qv@anne-van-kesterens-macbook-pro.local>
On Fri, 11 Feb 2011 14:48:26 +0100, Kris Zyp <kris@sitepen.com> wrote:
> Increasingly, web applications are centered around JSON-based content,
> and utilize JavaScript to render JSON to HTML. Such applications
> (sometimes called single page applications) frequently employ changes to
> the hash portion of the current URL to provide back/forward navigation
> and bookmarkability. However, this is largely viewed as an awkward hack,
> and is notoriously problematic for search engines (Google has a hash to
> query string conversion convention, which is also highly inelegant). We
> need support for first class navigation of JSON documents, while still
> leveraging HTML rendering technology.

What is wrong with the more generically applicable history.pushState()?

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Friday, 11 February 2011 13:56:19 UTC

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