Loading State from the URL
In this example, we're getting the timemap state from the hash portion of the URL (the part after the "#"). This should work in all browsers the first time you come to the page, and in browsers that support the "onhashchange" event (IE8, FF3, Chrome), you should be able to use in-page links to set the state as well, e.g. #zoom=9¢er=43.83,11.06&date=1500-01-21T12:15:49Z&selected=1
(if you're using another browser, try clicking this link then reloading).
You can also get the URL for the current state