Closed Bug 187410 Opened 18 years ago Closed 3 years ago

Tree-like hierachical browsing history view


(Toolkit :: Places, enhancement)

Not set





(Reporter: netdragon, Unassigned)


(Blocks 1 open bug)


This is broken off from bug 21521 because that bug was not only in the wrong 
component for history, but there is only supposed to be one-topic per bug. If 
this weren't done, it would have very little chance of getting fixed. 
Basically, this bug is about the following:

1)  Go to
2)  Click on "Mozilla organization" link
3)  Click on "Developer Docs" link
4)  Click on "NSPR"
5)  Click back two times
6)  Click on "Developer Docs" link
7)  Click in "Introductory Material" link
8)  Click on banner on top of page
9)  Type
10) Click on Testing
11) Click on link to Bugzilla

A tree-like history to sort the navigation of sites.

| |
| +
|   |
|   + Mozilla Documentation
|   | |
|   | + Mozilla Doc - Core Architecture: NSPR
|   |
|   + Mozilla Documentation
|   |
|   + Mozilla Doc - Introductory Material
|       |
|       +
| |
| + Mozilla QA Home Page
|   |
|   + Bugzilla

The main issue is how deep do we let the tree nest and when do we start a new 
secondary node to the tree?
What about this alternate proposal in Bug 187187.

It seems simpler and basically does what you're after (maintains the forward
history instead of erasing it when you navigate from a page in your 'back history').
Blocks: 225268
Note that NCSA Mosaic 3.0 had a similar feature.  Any single browsing session's
tree could be saved to and loaded from disk, but was lost between sessions if
not saved.
*** Bug 225268 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 199677 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 272717 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Assignee: firefox → nobody
QA Contact: claudius →
The Firefox history sidebar is now recording and as separate entities; but both are listed under ''. - Referrer History. Works fine in Firefox :)

Combine that with Firefox Showcase and Firefox 3 may be just as nifty as this Mosaic derivative from 1995(!):

Camino has a patch: bug 177959.

Firefox 3 bug 364426 got my hopes up but it's the usual group by domain tree.
Component: History: Global → Places
Product: Core → Toolkit
I don-t think this is a path we'll take, bookmarks hierarchy works, but for history it'd work to have a better search and filtering functionality.
Closed: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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