holy shit i just saw a news website that injected a ‘check out these other stories before you go’ page into the history so you’d get that page if you hit back after reading their articles
@hierarchon Why is it okay to manipulate the history?
@violet single-page application type reasons. lots of things will manipulate what shows up in the URL bar without ever triggering a page load
@hierarchon Well, it still feels like we've seen it used more for evil than otherwise tbh.
@violet because when it works well, you don’t notice it’s being used at all! :v
@hierarchon Still feels prone to being malused, but idk
I was told this bug would fix the behavior in Firefox: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1515073
a very robotic single-user instance for @hierarchon