January 20, 2000 - The history Object
January 20, 2000|
The history Object
Tips: January 2000
Yehuda Shiran, Ph.D.
window.historyobject. This object lets you deal with the history list but not with its exact data. That is, the URLs maintained in that list cannot be extracted or otherwise modified by a script. The only property of this object is its length. Its methods enable you to load the list's entries but not to manipulate the URL explicitly. Since the
historyobject is a property of the topmost
windowobject, you have the option to refer to it as
You can access the number of entries in the history list via the
history.length property. It works exactly like the strings' and arrays'
length property. You can use this property to find how many pages the user has visited lately:
if (history.length) > 10 alert("You've already accessed " + history length + " Web pages this session"); else alert("You've only accessed " + history.length + " Web pages this session");