How to make a Go-Back Input button with inline JavaScript

How to make a Go-Back Input button with inline JavaScript – Now some things to note. All browsers today have a back button so adding one to your site might be unnecessary.

However, as the designer you decide what’s necessary.

<input type="button" value="Go Back From Whence You Came!" onclick="history.back(-1)" />

We use the input type as button, label our button with “Go Back From Whence You Came!”, then using the onclick attribute we use the history.back(-1) value which tells our browsers go back 1 in history.

Definition and Usage

The back() method loads the previous URL in the history list.

This is the same as clicking the “Back button” in your browser, or history.go(-1).

Note: This method will not work if the previous page does not exist in the history list.

Tip: To load the next URL in the history list, use the history.forward() method.


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