History Problems With Safari

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by STidrvr, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. STidrvr macrumors member

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    Hey everyone. Ever since iOS 5, I've been having a strange history problem with Safari. At first I noticed this here on MR, but I guess it was happening on date specific sites, like forums and Craigslist. It can illustrate with pictures :D

    If you notice, todays date and time, the 18th and 11:36 AM:

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    So then I go to MR and check a few threads, after checking a thread, when I press the back button, im now put back at a different date and time in history. Notice in this picture that it is now 8:43 PM:

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    and that if you decode the the todays and yesterdays, with the showing of "November 15th, 2011" that gives us a date on November 17th:

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    So to summerize whats happening, when I go to a date specific site, everything is current until I use the back button. When I do instead of going back to the previous page I was on, Im getting put back to that page but a few days earlier. I havent kept track to see if the "date offness" has been constant, Ive just noticed that its been wrong. A simple press of the refresh button will load the correct page, but it does continue to happen. If I'd have to say, about 60% of the time this happens.

    This happen in iOS 5.0 and also now in 5.0.1. I didnt notcie this in 4.whatever.whatever either.
     
  2. mikemj23 macrumors 6502

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    I'm having the same issue. very strange. It's like Safari is reverting to a cached page in some situations.
     
  3. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    Safari seems to cache old versions and forget to cache new versions. It was a bug present in the betas and still exists now.
     
  4. fandsw macrumors regular

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    Glad I'm not the only one who had this problem......
     
  5. donnaw macrumors 65816

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    I noticed it too. Was the bug reported to Apple? Hopefully yes so they will address it. I've done a lot of software rollouts and testing over the last 25 years and to me this is a pretty big bug. Not necessarily a show-stopper but should be addressed during the first real update. Of course it wasn't addressed but I have a feeling this latest update was not on the formal schedule.
     
  6. STidrvr thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't have any faith that it'll be fixed. I do agree that it's a pretty big bug, but considering they still haven't fixed the YouTube on the iPad, I'm not holding my breath. I was just making sure I wasn't the only one, it's nice being among people like me :)
     
  7. 1herm4matrix macrumors newbie

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    Same here. Safari crashes all the time and foret about using the back button! Just started using Atomic way better!
     

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