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From Simon MacDonald <>
Subject Re: [Android] window.history vs
Date Wed, 19 Sep 2012 18:50:50 GMT
Why don't we switch back to using web history as the default for 2.2
but leave the old code in for now. We can deprecate it for removal in
5-6 months. That way people who are using the old way can still enable
it in their apps and they have time to make the switch.

Simon Mac Donald

On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 1:13 PM, Joe Bowser <> wrote:
> Hey
> There seems to be a lot of confusion as to how web history should
> work, how it works now and what people should be doing with web
> history.  Currently, we have two web history APIs.  One of which is
> the shim that was put in to get around the old URI error, and the
> other is the web browser history.  For some reason, we're still using
> the shim instead of the web browser history by default because it
> works better with the apps that have already been deployed.  However,
> I would like to see web history adopted because of the following
> reasons:
> 1. Consistency across browser
> 2. Fixes issues with iFrames on Android
> 3. Work-around no longer fixes the issue for 3.x and 4.0.x, since a
> fix for the hash and param problem was merged back in 1.9.0
> That being said, it's entirely possible that we're doing something
> wrong with web history as it is, and based on the recent feedback from
> people who don't understand how open source works (public mail good,
> private mail bad), I think we should bring this up again.
> Thoughts?
> Joe

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