Web pages that "block" your back arrow

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Web pages that "block" your back arrow

Postby coulonnus » Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:03 am

Some web pages cause your browser to ignore the back arrow when you want to come back to the previous page that had a link to them. Example http://imslp.org/wiki/IMSLP:Other_music_score_websites and click on Extensive list at Pianopassion.com
Can anybody technically explain what happen? Is there a workaround with the most common browsers? Otherwise this "trick" should be forbidden! :evil:

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Re: Web pages that "block" your back arrow

Postby haydenmuhl » Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:17 am

I do not see this problem using Chrome on Ubuntu, but I do know what you are talking about. This sometimes happens when there is an intermediate page that redirects you. When you press the back button, you hit the redirect page, which takes you to the page you were trying to "back" away from. Sometimes double clicking the back button will do the trick.
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Re: Web pages that "block" your back arrow

Postby coulonnus » Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:15 am

Thanks. It works with some specific rythmic patterns of mouse clicks. :-) When I go to the WIMA or Acadia page and move my cursor on the back arrow without clicking I see a banner with the imslp page. But when I go to Pianopassion I see sort of a Google search address - hard to see - and I believe this Google search has this Pianopassion page as only result. It seems that if I click again while Google "thinks" I obtain a priority and can obtain the imslp page. :-)

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Re: Web pages that "block" your back arrow

Postby haydenmuhl » Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:57 pm

What browser are you using? I just tried this on Chrome, Firefox and Safari, and none of them had any problems going back to IMSLP from Pianopassion.
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Re: Web pages that "block" your back arrow

Postby coulonnus » Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:59 pm

Internet explorer, Firefox and Flock. Lynx (text-mode browser) works fine. I reproduced the problem with a Google search that finds the Pianopassion page. So I'm sure the imslp website page is'nt the culprit! :-)

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Re: Web pages that "block" your back arrow

Postby schy0007 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:56 am

haydenmuhl wrote:What browser are you using? I just tried this on Chrome, Firefox and Safari, and none of them had any problems going back to IMSLP from Pianopassion.




Same here I did not found any problem. All of them are working well without any problem. Perhaps it was the Operating Systems problem.


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