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Old events don't work on history.back()

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Apparently GitHub caches but regenerates the DOM between ajax loads. This means that our markup is still there, but no events are attached to it.

I think in many cases they still work because we use global delegated events, but it doesn’t where we use onClick and addEventListener

I don’t think it’s a consequence of #1175 because before it, the old button would still be there and inactive.

To reproduce the bug:

  1. Visit
  2. Visit the “Code” tab
  3. Press the “Back” browser button
  4. Click the “Open all (issue)” link above the issue list. It doesn’t work anymore

This is rather annoying, the only solution I can think of is to only use delegated events. Not great.

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  • State:closed
  • Created 5 years ago
  • Comments:8 (6 by maintainers)

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fregantecommented, Jul 19, 2019

I think our way to solve this would be by using delegated events in the app, maybe using @bfred-it 's library delegate-it. What’s you take?

Delegated events would indeed work, but that means using global delegated events for everything. It’s a solution but not what we’re looking for, there would be too many click listeners and eventually that’s gonna slow you down.

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