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[whatwg] anchor(jump) DOM Event proposal

From: ROBO Design <robodesign@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 01 Mar 2006 20:31:06 +0200
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On Tue, 28 Feb 2006 14:09:01 +0200, Loune <lpgcritter at nasquan.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> What this achieves:
> With the anchor event handling implemented in a webpage, the page can  
> now react to backwards and forwards events of the browser, without  
> having to reload the whole page. The user can also bookmark a specific  
> state of the page, as specified in the URL.
> Comments appreciated,

Yes, great suggestion Loune, as Alexey said.

I've been following the WHATWG mailing list for quite some time now and,  
as far as I remember, the "AJAX problem" has already been discussed. Even  
the specification (if I am not mistaking) provides the means of  
tackling/solving the problem, see Session history and navigation [1].

Yet, as I see it, your suggestion is more elegant and easier to use. The  
state objects defined by WA 1.0 are very good, but they might be "way too  
much" for simple usage.

[1] http://whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#scs-session

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