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Are backbuttons possible with CSS only?

I realize that CSS is a presentation tool only but it does surprise me
sometimes e.g. pure css dropdown menus. All I've ever seen is
javascript to accomplish this but that doesn't seem to really work
well either. Is it just a bad idea?

Jun 25 '07 #1
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<11**********************@z28g2000prd.googlegroups .com>,
pa*********@gmail.com wrote:
I realize that CSS is a presentation tool only but it does surprise me
sometimes e.g. pure css dropdown menus. All I've ever seen is
javascript to accomplish this but that doesn't seem to really work
well either. Is it just a bad idea?
In general, a back button is a bad idea because it unnecessarily
duplicates a simple function that is widely known and
incorporated into all browsers. And often in particular it is a
bad idea because it is often not sophisticated enough to know
that the user has somehow landed on that page without being at
the page the js will direct to if used. The chrome is very
reliable on this.

Often the need for these sorts of menus and navigational aids is
because the author has not provided really solid plain and simple
navigation in the first place.

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dorayme
Jun 25 '07 #2
Sun, 24 Jun 2007 17:46:06 -0700 from <pa*********@gmail.com>:
I realize that CSS is a presentation tool only but it does surprise me
sometimes e.g. pure css dropdown menus. All I've ever seen is
javascript to accomplish this but that doesn't seem to really work
well either. Is it just a bad idea?
Yes, a "back button" is a bad idea. Virtually every browser already
has one; why should you waste screen space on adding one that cannot
possibly work better and probably will not work as well?

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Jun 26 '07 #3

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