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Keeping Track of History

Libwww supports client applications in keeping track of which locations the user has visited while browsing the Web. The history manager is implemented in the HTHist module. This module is completely autonomous as it is not used by any other modules in libwww so if it is not referred to in the application code then it will not be linked into the linked application. This means that if the application does not need recording of history then no action is required at all.

The purpose of the history manager is to try not to impose any particular history mechanism policy but instead to allow various different history mechanisms. The basic features of the history module are:

Some of the navigation steps supported by the module are "back", "forward", and jump to a position in the list.

The details of the module is listed in the declaration part of the HTHist module.

DocumentationConstructors, Destructors, and Methods

Henrik Frystyk Nielsen, libwww@w3.org,
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