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Disable browser backward button

Deepanshu Saxena

Joined: May 10, 2012
Posts: 5
When the user logout it goes to the login page. I want to disable the browser back button. How can i do ?
Wendy Gibbons

Joined: Oct 21, 2008
Posts: 1106

When i was reading head first jsp and servlets, they had a big chapter on "it's not your browser", basically the idea is it isn't your applications browser to fiddle with things.
So for example if you disable the back button, the user changes tabs to another web page, yet their back button is still disabled.

The point is even if you can YOU SHOULDN'T do it.

but I am forwarding you to the jsp forum.
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J. Kevin Robbins
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Joined: Dec 16, 2010
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If you do this, you should be covered in honey and staked out on an anthill. Few things are more infuriating than a web page that won't let you leave.

Don't mess with the browser!

"There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home" ~ Ken Olson, Co-founder of DEC, 1977
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