Scott Barnes issued something of a challenge on Twitter yesterday
one day i’d like to use a website that actually uses the “forward” button with page sets.. like.. wtf do i scroll down to hit a fake button?— Scott Barnes c[×┬õ]כ (@MossyBlog) December 19, 2012
It turns out it is possible to do this using the History API, though arguably it requires a bit of a hack. This History API was designed to allow web application designers to add history to the browser so they could use the back button to navigate backwards even when no actual browser navigation occurred (loading new state with an AJAX request). Unfortunately it was never really designed to allow you to navigate forward. Still, there is a way.