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Re: Websites that disable back button
From Deb on 12 Feb '00
replying to Websites that disable "back" button posted by Jeff


>Am I missing something? Does this practice serve any legitimate purpose
>or is is merely a way to trap the viewer?

Let me think...you click on a link...it takes you to a 'new' site...
you don't like the 'new' site and want to go BACK...but the button is
disabled...gray...history...so in frustration most folks just start surfing
that site, which is what they're counting on...I personally will reboot
if necessary to avoid looking at any site that uses this deep-six tactic...
it definately ranks way above pop-up windows on my list of virtual pet peeves!

hyperventilating as I type...:)

Deb




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