User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051212 Fedora/1.5-0.fc4 Firefox/1.5 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051212 Fedora/1.5-0.fc4 Firefox/1.5 The back button in Firefox 1.0.x and 1.5 behaves different between a http and a https server (offering the same webpage!). On the http server you can scroll down on a page, click a link, going back and you return to the (scrolled) point on the previous page where you clicked the link. Using the https server (same content), clicking a link and going back returns to the top of the previous page. The problem appeared at our internal wiki software using large documents on a https webserver. So, I searched for a public available site for you to reproduce the problem... Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: Although the demo page is only existing in German you can use this for testing purposes: Correct handling with a http server 1. use the url http://daily.sdinet.de/ 2. scroll down and click a link 3. use the back button -> you get back to the scrolled page Incorrect handling using the same page under https: 1. use the url https://daily.sdinet.de/ 2. scroll down and click a link 3. use the back button -> you get back to the top of the page Expected Results: I would expect the firefox behavior like on the http server. This behavior could be reproduced under Windows and Linux
The difference is probably caused by a difference in caching: Firefox honors more methods of saying "don't cache this" when the server uses https. Firefox also has a bug where if a page says "don't cache this", it doesn't remember the scroll position. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 215405 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Component: History → Bookmarks & History
QA Contact: history → bookmarks
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