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Elizabeth Buie <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 11 Apr 2000 11:59:38 -0400
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Michael Fry wrote:
> I wrote:
> > > I think it might be more accurate to say that the "Back" button doesn't behave "oddly," it just doesn't produce the results most users would expect it produce, i.e. loading the previous *page* rather than the previous *URL* which, in this case, is on the same page.
> Elizabeth Buie wrote:
> > It used to do that.  I forget just when it changed -- Navigator 3?
> I just tried this on NN3, NN4 and MSIE 5 and experienced the behavior I
> described: I went up and down on a page using intra-page links, and when
> I used the "back" button to leave the page, I had to hit it several
> times (while it bounced me up and down on the page).
> Maybe we're not talking about the same phenomenon?

Nope, we are.  Navigator used to go back to the previous page
regardless of any within-page links one had clicked.  I think NN3
was the first one that didn't.  If you're not trying NN2 or before,
you won't see the old behavior.


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