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How to catch browser back button event

Posted on 2002-04-22
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I need to catch browser back button event. Actually I need that whenever user click the back button of browser the result must be got from the server i.e ASP script should also run. Is it possible?

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tittlejoseph earned 50 total points
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I too searched for it many times, but never got this, and frankly speaking there are no event/method meant for it. But yeah you can track if someone is trying to change the page and then stop him for doing so
e.g.

<body onunload="return checkpage()">

function checkpage()
{
 if (confirm('you are trying to surf outside this page\nsure?'))
 return true;

return false;
}

//Warning: Above function will also get execute even if you submit the page.

The other way is expire the ASP page immediately so that whenever it is accessed clicking on back button it is refreshed from web server.

for this use <meta tag> search syntax on web
or use expire property of asp.
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by:aqk139
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Using expire property of ASP does not work. What is the proper place of using this property. I mean at the begining of page or end of page. I tried both but failed.
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by:tittlejoseph
ID: 6963367
Try this, should work

<META HTTP-EQUIV="Pragma" CONTENT="no-cache">
<META HTTP-EQUIV="Expires" CONTENT="1981">
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ID: 6963368
try above meta tag on head part of the page
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by:Saqib Khan
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if you want the Code, to Get Rid of Sessions(Logout Page).then I have the Code, Lemme know if you need it for ASP Sessions.
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