[thelist] The definitive, accessible, on the page javascript previous back button

Juha Suni juha.suni at ilmiantajat.fi
Tue Jan 10 08:31:42 CST 2006

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chris Hayes" <chris at lwcdial.net>
> So I've been asked to do one of those back button thangs
> It's more of a command than a request, so my advice to just say use the
> browser button is out.
> script:    onClick go back a page
>            onMouseOver show on window.status
>            onMouseOut return the status
> noscript: instruct to use the browser back button
> My question.. what is the de-facto accessible way to do this?
> I'm having some cross browser issues and the <a href="..."> is causing the
> browser to do odd things like go  back and then load the href location.

To avoid this from happening you need to return false from the onclick:
<a href="blah.html" OnClick="doStuff();return false;">back link</a>



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