Thursday, June 8th, 2006

Ajax History Support in Safari Possible?

Category: Ajax, Programming

Brad Neuberg has a comment in this new post from his blog about an email from a friend mentioning a possibility of history support with Ajax in Apple’s Safari browser.

He says that he has figured out a way to have fragment identifier history in Safari. I haven’t gotten a chance to test this myself, since I don’t have a Mac, but I’d love to hear folks experiences with it.

Brad pasted some of the email, including the URL for the test – here. It’s still in its rough stages, but it should still work pretty well. If you’re running Mac OSX and want to give it a shot, check out the page, test, and leave some comments for Brad and David on what you found.

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 6:54 am
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It’s a good news.

Comment by linb — June 8, 2006

Works perfectly for me with the latest Webkit nightly build under OS X 10.4.6.

Good work.

Comment by Jonathan Hollin — June 8, 2006

Does no-one have a mac they can donate to Brad? He is doing phenomenal work, and listening to his account of developing dojo.storage I kept thinking there has to be a dozen people in the bay area who’ve upgraded and have older -but osx capable- hardware just gathering dust.

Comment by Sam Foster — June 8, 2006

Thanks Sam :) I’d love a donated Mac. That would _definently_ help with all of these projects.

Comment by Brad Neuberg — June 8, 2006

Ajax History Support in Safari Possible?

A interesting article on Ajaxian…

Brad Neuberg has a comment in this new post from his blog about an email from a friend mentioning a possibility of history support with Ajax in Apple’s Safari browser.

He says that he has figured out a w…

Trackback by Makki Studios — June 8, 2006

Very promising! This could be the back-button solution we need for Ajax sites. It worked for me in Safari 2.03. It also worked in Opera 9 (I’m using Mac OS X 10.4.6) and Firefox 1.5.

Comment by Leland Scott — June 8, 2006

Seems to work on the latest Firefox on XP too.

Comment by WeeJames — June 9, 2006

I just want to make sure that people know that it is David Bloom that figured this out, and not me; he emailed me to post it on my blog because he wanted to have it get more publicity. David found an ingenious way to figure out history changes on Safari; check out his source code for details :)

Oh, and I’ll take a free Mac any day if someone wants to donate one :) That would drastically make work on these kinds of things easier for me, including on dojo.storage and other crazy schemes I’m working on.

Comment by Brad Neuberg — June 9, 2006

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