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Posted on 2004-08-16
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Hi, I have the following code that opens a window

function messageWindowsec(from, to)
{
  var width="600", height="250";
  var left = (screen.width/2) - width/2;
  var top = (screen.height/2) - height/2;
  var styleStr = 'toolbar=no,location=no,directories=no,status=no,menubar=no,scrollbar=no,resizable=no,copyhistory=yes,width='+width+',height='+height+',left='+left+',top='+top+',screenX='+left+',screenY='+top;
  var msgWindow = window.open("","msgWindow", styleStr);
  var head = '<head><title>NAC Music</title></head>';
  var body = '<center><font  color="#993399"><b>Select Hymn to Dowload<b></font><br>';
  msgWindow.document.write(head + body);
 msgWindow.document.write('<table><tr><td>');
  for (i=from;i<to;i++)
        {
       msgWindow.document.write ('<a href="NACMusicHymnsListen.asp?varsound=' + i + 'mid">' + i + '</a>' + ' ');
        }
 
   msgWindow.document.write('</td></tr></table>');
   msgWindow.document.write('<a href="" onclick="self.close()">Close Window</a>');
}

I open NACMusicHymnListen.asp passing it the required parameters. On this page i have  a close nutton, and I would like it to navigate back to the first page(Open via window.open method). I use (window.history(-1), but it cannot find the prev page..

THANKS
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suramsureshbabu earned 500 total points
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if you are openin up a new window then it will not be having any history so it will not be able to go back. if you open the new page in the same window then only history .back will work as  there will be pages in history

suresh :)
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by:Fairco
ID: 11818273
If I understood correctly, you want to close the new window AND make the parent window step back in the history list.
If so, use the following line for the Close Button link:

 msgWindow.document.write('<a href="" onclick="window.opener.history.back(-1);self.close()">Close Window</a>');
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by:GEM100
ID: 11820730
use:
history.back()

instead of:
window.history(-1)
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by:C7Swill
ID: 11826277
history.go(-1)

works well.
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