In “Tales from the Evil Empire”, Betrand Le Roy of Microsoft has a summary of the current state of of browser history management. It’s a reasonably solid summary of browsers today, except that he comes to the following conclusion:
Now, we only have IE, Firefox and Safari Mac. I just hope this is only temporary and that both Apple and Opera repair their browsers soon.
Given that the web development community has been complaining about Microsoft for not fixing the many many flaws of their browser for most of this decade, it seems ironic that he would have the gumption to say this. Furthermore, there are other history managers that manage to work around these issues. I would still bet that Opera and Apple will “fix” these issues before Microsoft will fix the issues with their browser that the world complains about on a daily basis.