Selected object style changes lost when user hits BACK

I have a web application using ASP, with scripting in VbScript.      The main page is a menu, with 3 frames, each filled with buttons.       Essentially, the users chooses one button in frame 1, which leads to a group of buttons available in frame 2, then frame 3.     Once a button is chosen in frame 3, a ASP form is submitted, which loads the document the user selected.      
I am using the following script:

function myfile_click(f_id)
      Files_form.myFile.value=f_id
      window.event.srcElement.className="Selected_Button_style"
      Files_form.submit
end function

which successfully changes the style of the buttons that are selected.

Here is the question (I believe it may be a very simple question):       After viewing the document, when I hit the browser 'back' button, I return to the menu page, however the buttons that were coloured to indicate they were the last selection are no longer marked.      It doesn't look like the page has been loaded again.

The only event I am trapping is OnClick (to change the style of the selected button).    I am not using any other events.    I am setting a default style for the button when the button is created (using a script).

Any idea how to avoid this?       I want the menu screen to style show the last selected buttons when the user is finished reading the document, and hits back.
    thanks,
            PvBredow
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flipzCommented:
I may be mistaken but I believe the only state that is retained in history is the value of controls on the page (textbox, select lists etc.) - not styles that were changed client-side. I think you'll have to retain the style information and pass it along in your form submission. Then change the 'back' button to reload the last page and pass it the new defaulted style info instead of using history.back(). It sounds like a bit of work but I believe it is the only way - if I am wrong then I'd like the hear the answer too.
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PvBredowAuthor Commented:
I can live with that.   Just thought if there was a simple way to deal with it, it would be worth pursuing.

Thanks!
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