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From Filip Maj <>
Subject Re: [Android] window.history vs
Date Wed, 19 Sep 2012 18:57:17 GMT
Yep sounds like a great deprecation candidate.

On 9/19/12 11:50 AM, "Simon MacDonald" <> wrote:

>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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