code for previous page

without writing something in script form - is there an href i can write that takes a user back to the previous page they were on - kind of like the back button on a browser does?

i am hoping to use just html code to do this.
naifyboy123Asked:
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Diablo84Commented:
hi naifyboy123,

You will need the addition of JS to do this, eg:

<a href="#" onClick="history.go(-1);">Back</a>

or

<a href="javascript:history.back();">Back</a>

regards,

Diablo84

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dorwardCommented:
Its a bad idea to use href="#" or href="javascript:anything" for the reasons described at http://jibbering.com/faq/#FAQ4_24
centaxCommented:
if you don't want to use javascript, you can always use: <a href="previouspageurl.html">Go Back to your previous page</a>; which is what i use.

previouspageurl.html being the page they were on before clicking the link to get to where they are now.
if you wanted something that would take them back to a search engine or something, the javascript code would better suit your needs.
naifyboy123Author Commented:
thanks Diablo - i think i will have to use your option - do i need to enter anything in the Head for this to work - or do i just enter the code in body as it is?
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