Getting HTML5 history to work locally

I have the following HTML5 code I got from this page: http://html5.gingerhost.com/seattle

I downloaded the code and tried to get it working locally but haven't had any success. Here is the error:

SecurityError: The operation is insecure.
file:///C:/Users/miles.willis/Desktop/html5location/HTML5%20History%20API%20_%20cyberstream.us.htm
Line 86

      history.pushState(page_to_load, page_to_load, page_to_load )

Is there anyway to get this to work locally? I'm using FF browser.
<br/>

			  <ul id="menu" class="clearfix"> 
                <li class="current"><a href="/">Home</a></li>
                <li><a href="seattle">Seattle</a></li>
                <li><a href="new-york">New York</a></li>
                <li><a href="london">London</a></li>
            </ul>
 
<br/>

<script>
	// THIS IS WHERE THE MAGIC HAPPENS
		$(function() {
			$('nav a').click(function(e) {
				$("#loading").show();
				href = $(this).attr("href");
				
				loadContent(href);
				
				// HISTORY.PUSHSTATE
				history.pushState('', 'New URL: '+href, href);
				e.preventDefault();
				
				
			});
			
			// THIS EVENT MAKES SURE THAT THE BACK/FORWARD BUTTONS WORK AS WELL
			window.onpopstate = function(event) {
				$("#loading").show();
				console.log("pathname: "+location.pathname);
				
			};

		});
	
	</script>

Open in new window

894359Asked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
From https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/Guide/API/DOM/Manipulating_the_browser_history :
The new URL can be any URL in the same origin as the current URL.

You are not working thru a web browser since the error URL starts with file:///C:/Users/miles.willis/Desktop/ .  There are many things in modern browsers that will no work thru the 'file://' protocol because there is no 'domain' associated with it.  Cookies, local storage, and apparently 'pushstate' are some that have security restrictions applied to them.  Some times they won't even work thru 'localhost' because it is not a unique domain.

If you put your code on a web server, it might start working.  It at the very least will not have that particular error message.

A complicated document about browser security and restrictions: http://code.google.com/p/browsersec/wiki/Part2
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
JavaScript

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.