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I would like to show a button on a webpage ONLY if some particular page as already been visited. Is there a way to do this kind of "conditional" linking with HTML, CSS, or JavaScript?

For example, I have pages A and B. I would like to show a button on page A then when clicked takes me to page B, but ONLY if page B has already been visited. If page B has NOT been visited, I don't want to show the button on page A.

Thanks for any help.

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But how the are going to visit page b if the button only appears if they have visited page b? Unless they get to page b by direct link?
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by:pierrejeanes
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Perhaps using cookies or user accounts ( wich require some database)
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by:karnac2020
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They get to page B via another link or path. The current website is built with ASP.NET so it uses a MSSQL database.
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#yourlink{
display:none;
}

#yourlink:visited{
display:inline;
}

the above requires that the exact same url was visited and is easy to bypass if the users want to

you can devise similar solutions is js/jquery

if you need something more robust, you'll have to do it server side : identify which clients visited siteB and store the info in a database. read the db when generating page A and include the button if needed.
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by:karnac2020
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nice solution
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thanks. beware this is trivial to bypass for many users
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