Back button (I did it.)
menolly at mib.org
Wed Dec 11 17:33:20 CST 2002
On Wed, 11 Dec 2002, Joe Crawford wrote:
> On 11 Dec 2002, Randal L. Schwartz wrote:
> > such code from working
> This does happen, and presumably, a responsible web author is aware or not
> aware of his or her audience, and knows if this is the case for /their/
> audience. Presuming that because /generally/ some people are unable to use
> leap that makes no sense.
> > 5: I'm smart enough to notice I have a "back" button, thank you.
> and back buttons can create a nice and simple interface. For example in a
> on the UI framework, and how usable it is.
"history(-1)" is pretty much never the right answer. It's the lazy
answer. Are you positive you know where the user came from? In a
highly controlled web-based application with tight access controls,
maybe you are. So send them there directly. If not, what's the point?
Someone on a board I frequent posted a link to an outfit in a catalog
the other day. I cut'n'pasted the link to my browser. It was just the
photo, with no details. I was curious about it, so I clicked the back
link. Which took me to the previous site I'd been looking at, not into
the catalog as I'd hoped. Utterly useless.
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