We've observed websites abusing (or misusing) History. Typically, the History get stuffed with multiple dummy entries that fast-forward the user back to the page they wanted to leave. Getting back to the desired history entry is extremely hard. Because of the instant fast-forwarding nature of the dummy history entries, the user can't wait for a visual confirmation to know when to stop hitting the back button. As a result, the user either overshoot or undershoot its destination.


Specification link

Specification being incubated in a Community Group

Status in Chromium


In developer trial (Behind a flag) (tracking bug)

Consensus & Standardization

After a feature ships in Chrome, the values listed here are not guaranteed to be up to date.

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Search tags

Intervention, back, history, navigation, annoyance,

Last updated on 2021-12-05