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Chapter 17. history > Description

Description

The history object describes, to a limited extent, the history of pages visited by the current browser window. I say limited because each document, without having a signed script with permission, may not be able to read any of the entries in the history array. This depends on how the page was loaded and often on an individual's browser preferences. If the page loads from file: or https: it should be able to request the necessary privileges, while an http request usually requires a signed script. In these days of Web virus paranoia, make sure you have a signature to sign the scripts with that requires special privileges, or do not expect Web users to run your script.

This book does not cover properties that require signed scripts, and so you will not see them here. In case you are wondering, you will see full descriptions of these properties at http://devedge.netscape.com/docs/manuals/js/client/jsref/history.htm.


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