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Tracking State & Tabs

March10th

When building a website you often need to know where the user is on the website to offer them context specific content and help them on their way. The problem here is that still a lot of builders do this by keeping explicit information about the user's location in a cookie or in the session. This is problematic since it limits the possibilities for the user when he visits your website. Also, since tabs are common in the browser it is not unusual for a user to open several tabs from one website that look interesting and that will be read after the current page is done.