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How to handle the back button in a web application

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Greetings, I have a web applications where I do a lot of things on the screen with Ajax/Javascript and unless the user came to the page through a proper link, things don't behave the way they should.  my end user is not very tech savvy and they have a habit of using the "back" button a lot to go from one place to the other.  Other than the usual tricks (prevent back button with javascript, etc...). is there a specific design modal or way in .NET to handle this issue?
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As far as I know, there is no way to consistently (meaning: across all browsers and all scenarios) to prevent the user from using the "back" button on the browser.  Even with javascript, you'll get mixed results in various browsers.  If you truly don't want the user to have a browser back button, then you might want to launch your app from javascript into a window that doesn't have a toolbar at all...(but again, if the user clicks the "backspace" key on the keyboard, it also works like the browser "back")
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