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edited November 2006 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
This is not a Vanilla question, but HTML, but I'm sure some of you gurus know the answer.

It is possible to have some web pages (say a "Help" or "About" page) which can be reached from many pages, and which the visitor will want to return to the page they came from. Using the browser's "Back" button achieves this, provided a search engine didn't deliver the visitor to that page first up. So I want to provide a small menu that allows visitors to choose between "Back to previous", the Home page or a couple of the more obvious connecting pages.

So, can anyone tell me please, is there a simple way in HTML to duplicate the "back" button? I presume this isn't a difficult function for the browsers to use because they have a history, but can I use that history in my HTML?



  • 3stripe3stripe ✭✭
    edited November 2006
    I think you mean something like this...?

    <a href="#" onClick="history.go(-1)">Back</a>

  • Better yet...

    <a href="javascript:void()" onClick="history.go(-1)">Back</a>

    The # usually takes you to the top of the page first then takes you back, a bit ugly.
  • Thanks heaps, I knew someone would know. I'll try it.
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