History Problems With Safari

STidrvr

macrumors member
Original poster
Jul 22, 2009
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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:



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:



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:




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.
 

mikemj23

macrumors 6502
Jul 27, 2010
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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.
 

donnaw

macrumors 65816
Apr 19, 2011
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Austin TX
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.
 

STidrvr

macrumors member
Original poster
Jul 22, 2009
90
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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.
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 :)
 

1herm4matrix

macrumors newbie
Jan 28, 2009
9
0
Same here. Safari crashes all the time and foret about using the back button! Just started using Atomic way better!
 
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