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I'm looking for a script that will disable the Browsers back button for a single page. It will be for IE5.0 and higher only...anyone have one?
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Question by:jgla
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daniel_c earned 352 total points
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Put this between your <head> and </head> tags.

<script>
<!--
if (history.length > 0) {
  history.go(+1);
}
//-->

</script>

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by:Ginger_Ed
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also if you are loading the page yourself (from a link or something) then instead of having a normal link or using window.location.href = "http://wahatever.com/page.htm" use window.location.replace("Http://www.whatever.com/page.htm") and the page will not be put into the history list so a user can never get back to it.


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by:hongjun
ID: 6261432
There's really no way to do this. Even if there's a way, you should not do it because any users who
surf your site find that he cannot get out of your site once he is in it will never ever wish to visit
it again.



Replace Method
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document.replace("your_page.htm");



A second method is to make Back button invisible. However, this does not solve the problem totally because
users can always use Backspace to do a back.

Hide Back Button
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window.open("your_page.htm","","height=300,width=500,resizable=0,scrollbars=1");




History Trick
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<SCRIPT LANGUAGE=javascript>
{
var Backlen=history.length;
history.go(-Backlen);
top.window.location.href ="YourPage.asp";
}
</SCRIPT>

or this:

<body OnLoad="window.history.forward();">


Read more on this (Server side also here)
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http://www.4guysfromrolla.com/webtech/111500-1.shtml
http://www.4guysfromrolla.com/webtech/111500-1.2.shtml


hongjun
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by:hongjun
ID: 6261433
Though there's no way to disable the back button, there's some tricks as described by me above.

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by:CJ_S
ID: 6262373
Open a new window

<a href="mypage.htm" onClick="window.open(this.href);return false;">
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by:jgla
ID: 6265664
Perfect. I should have thought of that! But I guess that's why I asked.
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