Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.205.115.177

Forum Moderators: incrediBILL

Message Too Old, No Replies

"Back" button not grayed out

when new window opens

   
3:46 am on Jun 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



I've noticed recently on at least two different sites when I arrive on those sites in a new browser window (as when I click on a link in an email), the "Back" button is not grayed out as it traditionally has been. Clicking on the Back button in those situations takes me to another page on that site (i.e. the home page).

How is this done?
6:21 am on Jun 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tedster is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



My first suspicion is <link rel="prev" href="page.html"> in the <head> - not sure about that, however.
11:43 pm on Jun 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



My first suspicion is <link rel="prev" href="page.html"> in the <head> - not sure about that, however.


I tried that and it did not work.
11:48 pm on Jun 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tedster is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



Does this happen on all browsers?
12:06 am on Jun 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



I have only Firefox and IE and it does not happen on IE.
12:44 pm on Jun 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member kaled is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



Most likely it's a javascript redirect...

location.replace() should be used and will ensure that the back button remains gray, however, if location.href is assigned instead, the back button will be enabled.

Opera may behave differently - I haven't checked for years but it certainly used to.

Kaled.
1:41 pm on Jun 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member penders is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 5+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



Most likely it's a javascript redirect...


Yes, I would also guess that it was some kind of redirect. Is the URL in the link that you click on different to the URL that you ultimately end up at?