Re: problem with back button
"Dan" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> "chesjak" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> I am using IE7 with XP pro.
>> Just recently when I want to go back to a previous page and I press the
>> "back" button, nothing happens until I press it twice in quick
>> succession. I
>> dont have a problem with any other programme so it definitely is an IE
>> It is one of those problems that you slowly come round to realising there
>> a problem so I could not really put a time and date on when it started.
>> Can anyone throw any light on this and if so how do I correct it?
>> Many thanks
> I've only ever noticed this where you end up on a site that uses a
> redirection intermediary page but does do it using the HTTP 301/302
> response codes. For instance, you click on a link which returns a page
> that includes HTML with an immediate redirect to another URL, and IE
> switches to that second URL. You might not notice the redirection
> happening if it's quick, but it's there - when you click back IE is
> correctly taking you back to the previous page, but that page just
> redirects to the one you were on again; this is why you need to click back
> twice quickly, to bypass the intermediate page. If this is what's
> happening, IE is working correctly.
REDIRECT, I like that. If you are on Page A, and want to go to Page B, but
Page B redirects you to Page C, then the Back Button out of Page C will take
you to Page B, which will redirect you to Page C again. The way to break
away is to Back button to Page B, then Back button again to Page A.