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Replace page after posting a form

aishwarya bhave

Joined: Nov 23, 2003
Posts: 1
This is a probably a beginner question. I have a form in a.jsp to be posted to b.jsp.Once the form is submitted, I do not want the user to be able to go back to the a.jsp using the browser back button. I've tried using window.location.replace, in <form action = "window.location.replace(URL) method =" post"> and in the onClick of the 'Submit' button, but it seems as though I can only do one thing at a time,post the data(form fields and hidden fields) or disable the 'back' functionality.
Please help!
Eric Pascarello

Joined: Nov 08, 2001
Posts: 15379
Best method is to have a cookie that remembers if the form has been submitted and it does not allow another submission.

There are other techniques that have been talked about on this forum.
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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