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Re: Websites that disable back button
From Mary on 14 June '00
replying to Re: Websites that disable back button posted by Deb

>I am actually looking for that capability. I maintain a catalog that will do crazy things if (on submit) the user hits the back button. I need to do it on one page. If someone knows how, let me know.
...Mary
>>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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