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    Default Forum's navigation is broken

    This forum is usurping my browser navigation buttons. e.g. if I'm on a thread to read some post, then click to write a new one or respond, clicking the back key will bring the browser back to DDO's start page, _out_ of the forum, and I have to select the forum again from the top menu and browse again towards the said thread, IF I remember the path... Tedious. Can it be repaired? Or at least, make the underlying code "correct"?

    P.S. : I can help you out with the algorithm & code integration (either server side either via Javascript - server side is preferable if your servers can handle caching connected client parameters/variables on top of DB queries), it's very simple and I've done this numerous times as a professional. Not to brag about it, as it's a _very_ common issue, almost all sites who can have control over their web pages NEED to do this, as many 3rd party solutions like Forum apps. don't handle navigation properly (or even break it! Serious and knowledgeable Web code Developers even have such code as a snippet, since almost all "active" Web pages designed to take control of navigation buttons involves the resolution of such issues : keeping control over every possible "States", like a Turing machine, and most sites/Web services who fall down are consequent to a bad explicit definition of those states... I know that by experience, some say "What? Turing machine, state control et. al, are you nuts? We're talking a bout a Web site here"... Well there you go, the laziness/incompetence of the minimalist makes such Web site destroy User navigation, and as such user's experience.).

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    Quote Originally Posted by HawkFest View Post
    This forum is usurping my browser navigation buttons. e.g. if I'm on a thread to read some post, then click to write a new one or respond, clicking the back key will bring the browser back to DDO's start page, _out_ of the forum, and I have to select the forum again from the top menu and browse again towards the said thread, IF I remember the path... Tedious. Can it be repaired? Or at least, make the underlying code "correct"?
    In which browser you can see that glitches?

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    You weren't around for the great forum debacle where you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanesa View Post
    In which browser you can see that glitches?
    Firefox 30.0 on Windows7 64
    Quote Originally Posted by Miow View Post
    You weren't around for the great forum debacle where you?
    No? What?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HawkFest View Post
    Firefox 30.0 on Windows7 64
    I tested IE10, Firefox 30 Win7 64, Firefox 30 Ubuntu Trusty 64, Chrome Win7 64, Chrome Ubuntu Trusty 64, all worked as expected.

    Edit: Tested also Opera Mobile, Opera Mini, HTC WebKit Browser (in mobile layout).
    Last edited by Wanesa; 07-14-2014 at 04:02 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanesa View Post
    I tested IE10, Firefox 30 Win7 64, Firefox 30 Ubuntu Trusty 64, Chrome Win7 64, Chrome Ubuntu Trusty 64, all worked as expected. Edit: Tested also Opera Mobile, Opera Mini, HTC WebKit Browser (in mobile layout).
    What "test"? Here's one to try : click "Reply" (for instance on this message), then while you're editing in the text box, click your browser's back button : it'll bring you on the home page (not even the forum's home page).

    EDIT : it's been fixed it seems ... Weird, it was doing it like 2 hours ago... meh if it happens again I'll come back here.
    Last edited by HawkFest; 07-15-2014 at 05:18 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HawkFest View Post
    EDIT : it's been fixed it seems ... Weird, it was doing it like 2 hours ago... meh if it happens again I'll come back here.
    It just happened again : I was writing a reply (quoting the original) on some thread, then after about 15-20 minutes did a Ctrl-A Ctrl-C to copy the text in memory buffer before clicking the back button (for safety. I needed to read other parts of posts to straighten something I was writing - the editor's bottom page layout isn't as clear for a fast lookup), clicked the back button, and it brought me on the home page instead of the forum thread.

    Is there some timer on user session?
    Last edited by HawkFest; 07-17-2014 at 06:29 PM.

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