Re: Previous Page

Kee Hinckley (nazgul@utopia.com)
Thu, 22 Jun 1995 11:36:31 -0400


Message-Id: <v02120d0aac0f3ca720c4@[204.57.39.3]>
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 1995 11:36:31 -0400
To: boo@primenet.com (Walter Ian Kaye)
From: nazgul@utopia.com (Kee Hinckley)
Subject: Re: Previous Page
Cc: www-html@www10.w3.org

At 11:36 PM 6/21/95, Walter Ian Kaye wrote:
>At 08:53p 06/21/95, Robert A. Mesa wrote:
>
>>I want to use an imagemap I call a Button Bar. On this button bar I have a
>>button that I want to return the viewer to the previous page. Can any assi=
st
>>on the proper syntax. Thanks in advance.
>
>
>There is no HTML for "previous page" -- it is a browser function. If you
>have a specific sequence of documents in mind, you would hard-code the name
>of the "previous" document into the [current] document (that's how I do it
>on my pages).

Or if you are using a script-driven link, you can see if the browser set
the HTTP_REFERER field and send them back to that.

Kee Hinckley      Utopia Inc. - Cyberspace Architects=81    617/721-6100
nazgul@utopia.com                               http://www.utopia.com/

I'm not sure which upsets me more: that people are so unwilling to accept
responsibility for their own actions, or that they are so eager to regulate
everyone else's.