Back button history fills up with duplicate site visited copies when accessing yahoo financial



12 years ago
12 years ago


(Reporter: ralph, Unassigned)


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12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.13) Gecko/20060414
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.13) Gecko/20060414

When accessing yahoo financial pages such as Dow, Nasdaq, S&P 500, and 10-Yr Bond, the Back button history fills up with dozens of duplicate copies of each site visited such that the Back button feature becomes disabled. This is true for version 1.7.13 running on my Windows XP laptop as will as version 1.7.7 running on my Windows 98 desktop. This is a new occurance starting maybe two weeks ago and given that it is common to both machines running different operating systems and Mozilla versions, it must be the result of some change in yahoo. Also, IE version 6.0 is unaffected on both machines.

I will leave a similar message with yahoo development but I don't expect they will consider this a problem. On the contrary, if it causes problems for Mozilla users, they may consider it a site feature.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. go to
2. click on Dow, Nasdaq, S&P 500 or 10-Yr Bond
3. click Back button and nothing happens. 
4. click Back down arrow button to manually select yahoo finance site from top of list among repeats listed.
5. click on a finance site different from before. Repeat several times over.
6. manually check Back site history list to see dozens of site visited duplications. 

Actual Results:  
Repeat the above steps several times and you will get dozens of duplications of the same site entries when you view the Back down arrow button listing. Clicking the Back button now has no effect.

Expected Results:  
Only one or two Back button history entries. Clicking the Back button will return you to the previous history site.

Yahoo has clearly made a change to their financial section and didn't beta test the change effect with Mozilla. It's inconceivable that yahoo development is currently unaware of the problem by now but hasn't done anything to correct it.

Comment 1

12 years ago
Yes, I see the same with Mozilla 1.7.13. enabled a "streaming" feature today that might be causing this.  But the Mozilla Suite is no longer supported.  Please upgrade to SeaMonkey or Firefox, which are unaffected by this.
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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