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clearing history and disabling back and forward buttons

B Bhutta
Greenhorn

Joined: Jun 28, 2002
Posts: 14
Hi,
I want to disable the back and forward button. Currently the techinque I am using is on my html pages, I am using an onload method to call my clearHistory method which has the following code:
history.forward();
But this techinque, created a flicker when I press the back button. What I mean is, when I press back button, it goes to previous page and come back to same page.
Is there any better way to avoid this flickering!
Thanks for the help.
Thanks.
Eric Pascarello
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Rancher

Joined: Nov 08, 2001
Posts: 15376
    
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no there is no way to do it.
look intolocation.replace instead of normal links, it covers up the last page in the history, but removing the back button pisses people off!
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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