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Disable client browser's Back/Forward button?

Is there any way to disable the client browser "Back" and "Forward"
buttons while on my site? Or how would I go about knowing that a page
hit is caused by a back/forward navigation?

I have discovered that my web app is definately NOT Back/Forward safe.
It's really messing with my SQL data bigtime.

Thanks.

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There is no good way to disable the buttons.
If you pop open a new browser window you can hide the buttons but the user
can still navigate with the keyboard.
If you pop open a new browser windows then the back button will be disabled
because that window has no history.

A better approach is to disable caching so a the page must be requested
fresh each time.
Response.Expire s = 0
Response.Cache. SetNoStore()
Response.Append Header("Pragma" , "no-cache")

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I hope this helps,
Steve C. Orr, MCSD, MVP
http://SteveOrr.net
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Is there any way to disable the client browser "Back" and "Forward"
buttons while on my site? Or how would I go about knowing that a page
hit is caused by a back/forward navigation?

I have discovered that my web app is definately NOT Back/Forward safe.
It's really messing with my SQL data bigtime.

Thanks.

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Nov 19 '05 #2

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