Talk:1309: Infinite Scrolling

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I think the title text is supposed to be sarcasm. Note that it IS possible to keep track of section of javascript-generated pages, but it's harder and I'm not sure if there is cross-browser way to make back button work with them, it's possible you need different code for every browser. -- Hkmaly (talk) 10:48, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

Using location.hash should work on most browsers. However, coding it in is intimately connected to something called "work", which is probably the reason it generally isn't implemented. Also, reloading e.g. a soup that's been scrolled down two miles would take forever. -- 18:54, 27 December 2013 (UTC)
Also pushState should work in all browsers, but it doesn't. -- Hkmaly (talk) 10:38, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

Shouldn't we add a few examples of websites that currently exhibit this behavior? Facebook and Twitter come to mind... Kaa-ching (talk) 12:45, 27 December 2013 (UTC) and Tumblr, too. Understandably. I find paginated Tumblr much more annoying than infinite scrolling. -- 18:54, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

There are a few sites and tools that try to implement infinite scrolling without breaking back button, for example Discourse --JakubNarebski (talk) 21:19, 28 December 2013 (UTC)

As an elderly (late 60s) reader and contributor, this has touched a very sensitive nerve in me. As I learned to read I began to learn to LEARN, Then I learned to read books. As I learned to read I found that I had ten book-marks, ten fingers, that kept me connected to at least ten previous sections of the work. I could refer back and forth between new text and old and I could build up an ever-changing but overall context of what was being discussed . In the literary sense. I could range, fore and aft, from chapter 1 to chapter last.. I could read text that stirred me, over and over, to see what, in context, the story, was trying to teach me. The FORMAT of information is CLOSELY aligned to what INFORMATION it imparts and just as closely related to what it INTENDS to impart. I really miss the days of SLOW, CAREFUL, induction of information. Syllable by syllable. Verb by verb. Element by element in the the pure joy of reading. -- ExternalMonolog (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)