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Can you create a link that tells the browser to go back a page?


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Hi, is there a way to create a link that will go back to whatever page the user was on before they visited the current page?I'm creating a form and in the case that they missed filling a field in I want to provide a link for them to go back a page instead of saying "Please hit back on your browser to fill in the rest of the information." I want to do this so that they don't lose what they typed in.I know forms can be validated by javascript, but I don't know much javascript yet, so I'm validating it with php and I need to have this working as soon as possible, so I don't have time to figure out the javascript for it. Thanks for your help!

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<a href="javascript: history.go(-1);">go back</a>


<a href="javascript: history.back();">go back</a>

Edited by Skemcin
escaped the second "a" in javascript to avoid the space and added another technique.
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