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Sahil Sharma
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Hi,

I need to handle the IE back button in the following manner. Whenever user clicks on the browser back button the browser should display "Warning age has expired" message.

I want to know can this be achieved thru Javascript, if yes then how?

Please Help.

[Bear edit: not so urgent]
[ April 08, 2005: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]
Paul Sturrock
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Doesn't sound urgent to me.

Search the HTML or JSP forums (since this is an HTML question) and you should find the answer. You don't need JavaScript to do this.


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Ashish Chopra
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You can do this by using sessions. For more details on sessions using Java Servlets , look here


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Paul Sturrock
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Originally posted by Ashish Chopra:
You can do this by using sessions. For more details on sessions using Java Servlets , look here


Hmm. What does a session have to do with expiring a page?
Ashish Chopra
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Originally posted by Paul Sturrock:


Hmm. What does a session have to do with expiring a page?


The error message that will be displayed by using sessions in case of pressing the back button would be "session expired" and I guess this was the functionality that was desired. This is commonly used in banking application websites.

This functionality is typically used when you log out of your e-mail account & try to go back to it using the back button. There it says " your session has expired, please relogin!"
[ April 08, 2005: Message edited by: Ashish Chopra ]
Srinivasa Raghavan
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Do you mean to say the work of session is to display "your session has expired, please relogin!"


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This functionality is typically used when you log out of your e-mail account & try to go back to it using the back button. There it says " your session has expired, please relogin!"

True, but the post was about expiring a page not a session. And you can do that with meta tags.
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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THis doesn't seem to have anything to do with Java. I'm moving it to HTML.


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