Sunday, August 03, 2008

The iPhone user guide back button bug

This is a weird one.

The only iPhone documentation that's readable on an iPhone is the web based iPhone User Guide.

Except it didn't seem to work on my iPhone.

I could click down to any page, but when I tapped the back button I'd get a blank screen. If I force a refresh I'm back at the top menu, rather than the last page I visited.

On the desktop it doesn't render at all in Firefox.

Using Safari on the desktop (much faster!) I was able to figure it out. You have to navigate by the breadcrumb display at page top, the browser back buttons don't work.

I wonder how many people have run into this.

Apple should fix the web page. Breaking browser back buttons is rude.

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