history.go(-1) does not work on Pocket IE when using frames


I have an Ipaq H5550 with software version 1.10.10 ENG. Our webappliction has some calls like this:

<a href="javascript:history.go(-1);">Go back</a>

This works perfectly in a normal browser, but it does not work in Pocket IE that is on my Ipaq. I created a simple html page with a link to another page and that other page had the history.go link. This worked fine, also on the Ipaq. But then I put the page in a frameset having 2 frames. The contents of the frames was plain html each time. This does not work anymore. When clicking "Go Back" nothing happens!

Any idea's would be useful. I feel like this is just a plain bug and if someone knows how I should submit this bug to Microsoft, I would be very happy!


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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designCommented:
Wish I knew more about the Pocket PC, don't.  Perhaps these links will add some insight, until others better versed in this environment respond.

technical support -HP iPAQ Pocket PC h5550  - in the event some updates/downloads can help you.  Also includes diagnostics and troubleshooting

For your model, they includes links to...
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FesterWimAuthor Commented:
I am already in contact with hp regarding this issue and they are looking into it, but thank you for the links anyway. If they come up with something I'll post it here. Any suggestions are ofcourse still welcome.


Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designCommented:
I am so unfamiliar with this environment.  If the behavior is anything like IE environments for standard interfaces, the 'back' function can be impacted by a number of issues, such as the way history is configured whether or not to retain it, how the actual site works, when it comes to JavaScript and Java Applets, and Java VM engine needs an update, etc. unclear.  Does this link for for you to test Java and JavaScript in your environment?
Sun Java VM link .... http://www.java.com/en/download/installed.jsp

Most intriguing; look forward to hearing further.

Thanks, Wim.  Best wishes,
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FesterWimAuthor Commented:
I get "If you can read this, you are javascript enabled", so that is good. Java applets are not possible, maybe after installing some plugin it would be possible, but it has nothing to do with my problem.

I'm off on holiday until monday, so we'll both be waiting until then for some more info :)
Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designCommented:
Have a good holiday, I'm going offline as well; if WindowsUpdate is an option for you as well would check that.  Within IE - would also check your downloaded program files folder for any damaged or unknown items; any found, delete.  Clearing cache and history files often works wonders.  If more is needed when you return, let us know (or any progress you've made).  Again, this is not an environment within my experience, so 'learning' along with you as we go through this.
FesterWimAuthor Commented:
I have contacted HP and Microsoft regarding this issue both none of them can/want to help me. HP was the most helpful because they gave me the feeling that they looked at the problem. Microsoft just blamed HP because everything that is on an iPAQ is a customized version by the vender (HP in my case).
The last thing I heared from HP is that "there is unsufficient memory in an iPAQ to have the history.go() function of JavaScript work if there are frames". I don't know if they really expect me to believe that??

Anyway, since it seems they are not interested in providing a solution, we have removed the "Back" links from our webapplication. They can always use the "Back" button in the Pocket IE browser, that always works.


Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designCommented:
Sorry, Wim, that the news you found is not what you sought.  I was the only participant here with you, and sure hoped we could resolve this for you.  But unfortunately, what Microsoft said makes total sense; and it is hopeful that HP implied they'll look into this to help in the future.    But if it truly is a memory issue with their customized iPAQ, we couldn't know that, sad to say.  If 'history' is stored and running out of available disk space in the default temp folder, could also contribute to this, but really unclear.

Not sure if any firmware or sw updates could help you, but might be worth a look here.

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