Manuel Manuel - 13 days ago 6
jQuery Question

jquery: history.back(1) issue

I have an issue with jquery and history.back(): I got a link:

<a href="#" id="backLink">Link back</a>


I cant use something like href="javascript:history.back()" as the CMS used is blocking inline JS (for whatever reason).

So I place a JS like this:

$("#backLink").click(function() {
event.preventDefault();
history.back(1);
});


But this does not seem to work! On Safari and Chrome no problem, but on FF, IE this link is not working!

Is there a way how to use this for all browsers - or is there some mistake in the above code?

Thanks in advance!

Answer

Probably you are missing to specify event as function argument, try specifying that too:

$("#backLink").click(function(event) {
    event.preventDefault();
    history.back(1);
});

In other words, you had problem on event.preventDefault(); which most likely prevented below code from running or working.