troubleshooting Question

BACK button returns user to same place on previous page

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I woul d like a user that clicks the browser's BACK button to return to the same postion on the previous (original) page. Currently, the page is redisplayed 'generally' near the top of the originating page.

I say 'generally' because;
the original page is a long list of items the user can choose from. The list of items is dynamic (listing of items found in a table) and can be a LONG scrollable page. Selecting a item takes the users to details of that item. They must click BACK to return to the listing.  if the user clicks an item when the orginal page is displayed at the top, the BACK button returns them to the top.  When the user selects an item further down the page where the top headings have been scrolled off the top, the BACK button always returns them to the same spot at the top of the list with a portion of the headings slightly scrolled off.  I'd like the returned display to be in the exact location the users was when the item was clicked. Is this possible, I believe I've seen this occur on some sites.

My Background
I have been a mainframe develper for 25+ years and just 6 months ago was asked to support an internal web application in ASP using MS SQL Server. I knew NOTHING of HTML, ASP, Javascript and web applications and am learning as I go and still doing my mainframe work along with this. Because of this I'm missing MANY basic concepts and I'm sure this issue probably refers to some basic understanding I lack.  I just joined EE as a premium member as I need to find the best and fastest means to learn. Be kind.  

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