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I have a single page application (SPA) and currently paging through a list of items does not add items to the browser history. So you have a single entry in history for when you initially navigate to the list but no additional history for each page you view. Then if you view the details of an item on page 3 of the list and then hit back you will return to the first page of the list, not the third.

I figure the answer is yes but am putting this one out there for the community to advise.


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In my particular case I am using AngularJS and my ngClick callback uses $http to GET the paged results but could easily rearrange to have the href in the pager view point to an equivalent url.

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Are you talking about adding pages to the browser history for things other than page loads? There'd be a UX question there. It's difficult to understand what exactly your question is at the moment. –  Brendon Jul 24 '13 at 12:03
    
@Brendon - I've reworded the question. –  Scotty.NET Jul 24 '13 at 14:18
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In case of web browsers, perception of history is literal and user expects to see the same page and scrolled to the same point on the page where he had left. If you are not storing paging in the history, your users are likely to wander that what is happening and why one back button took him 3 pages back.

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A lot of Android apps make this mistake. –  Dirk v B Jul 25 '13 at 7:34
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