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From Michael McGrady <>
Subject Re: back button
Date Mon, 04 Oct 2004 16:19:14 GMT
There are various ways to control client-side browsers.  You can show a 
window with no back button, if you like.  You can provide your won back 
button.  Blah, blah, blah.  There is not much you cannot do, if you want 
to do it.

Michael McGrady

Jeff Beal wrote:

> andy wix wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Thanks, that explains why I see the deleted name.  Is there a 
>> standard way to overcome this - some way to override the back 
>> button's functionality?
>> Regards,
>> Andy
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> Are you asking for a standard way to require non-standard behavior? 
> That's easy -- just require your users to use a non-compliant browser! ;)
> IMHO, I don't think you need to worry about it.  The back button is a 
> user action that you are never informed of and over which you have no 
> control.  The browser also provides a Refresh or Reload button that 
> will get the latest version from your server.  If this will produce 
> serious confusion to your users you can either:
>   - Provide a help page and explain to them that the back button or 
> history on their browser may show them an old version of the page; 
> that they can use the Refresh/Reload button to update their page from 
> the server
>   - use client-side JavaScript to disable every possible means of 
> accessing the "Back" functionality (i.e., hide the toolbar and menu, 
> disable the keyboard shortcut, and disable the context menu)
>   - get new users :)
> My two cents
> -- Jeff
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