How did they manage this?

What on earth have The Age been doing to their web site that breaks the web browser Back button and history so badly?

theage.com.au breaks web browser history

Update: I may have helped bring this upon myself; see comments

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3 thoughts on “How did they manage this?

  1. Paul

    Works for me. I just browsed from the home page to the top 5 articles and they all show up correctly on the back button. Using Chrome 4.0.223.11 under Windows7. Disclaimer: I work for Fairfax.

  2. daniel Post author

    Ah. It may be a side effect of my adding direct.fairfax.com.au into my hosts file as 127.0.0.1 — most of the ads don’t bother me, but the recent trend on Fairfax sites of playing video with sound really pisses me off. Particularly late-at-night when that heart attack one starts playing its voiceover; has scared the bejesus out of me more than once! (See discussion on Whirlpool)

    But now I wonder if this makes Chrome do funny things if it can’t see the adverts. Will try removing it when I get the chance and will see what happens.

  3. Chris Till

    >> the recent trend on Fairfax sites of playing video with sound really pisses me off. Particularly late-at-night when that heart attack one starts playing its voiceover

    It’s not just night-time, it’s completely inappropriate for websites to blurt out audio across the office when you’re trying to look something up at work as well. I just immediately close the window and find the content I’m after elsewhere, damned if I’m going to spend one second longer on a website that’s going to shove that crap down my throat.

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