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By: Peter Shute       
Date: Apr 28,2016 at 17:25
In Response to: History manipulation (Martijn Coppoolse)

> https://notepad-plus-plus.org/community/topic/237/editing-600-mega-xml-file/10
> >
> > Odd behaviour on that page. As I scroll up and down (in Firefox), the
> > URL in the address bar changes to match the URL of each post. How?
>
> I suspect this is done using History.pushState:
> https://html.spec.whatwg.org/multipage/browsers.html#the-history-interface

I'm slightly uncomfortable with JavaScript(?) changing the URL. It works in IE 11 and Edge, but when I tried it with IE 8, it won't even load the page.

> It allows linking directly to a specific post on the page.

Yes, I was surprised to see that when I pasted the link into the forum reply, it already had the post's anchor appended.

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