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Re: What's New

Yes, I found the same thing last night.  It was a good idea, though!

Since you're already using cookies, you can use the values there, or create
one more, to test whether you should forward people to the page or bounce
them back one more in their history list.  Since cookies are at a premium,
you might want to set up a single cookie that has all the info for this in
one string.  You can parse it out to determine stuff like when they were
there last, how many times they've visited (if you're interested in that),
and whether they've already been forwarded. The latter can be a single 0 or 1.

You cannot yet read the history list, but that should change in 3.0.  But
you can use history.go(-1) to move people back whatever page they were on,
without knowing whence they came, as it were.  

-- Gordon 

At 02:13 PM 3/6/96 -0100, you wrote:
>Hi Gordon,
>I have a Problem using the document.referrer for my What's new Script.
>It isn't affected by the "back" button, that means after clicking the 
>"back" button on the page the script sent me to, document.referrer is 
>still the same... Know waht I mean?
>I would like to have a read access to the history, is there a way?
>So I could read the History without changing the location.
>I think there must be a way! One thing, and that is very important for 
>I don't want any code on the pages I send the Visitor to. Then it would 
>be easy - set a cookie on that page, and check for it on the "main page", 
>then clear it again (or set to another value.
>Any Idea?
>So long
>Gordon McComb wrote:
>> Great start!  But...you don't want to take people to a new page.  Screws up
>> their back button.  Do it with frames, or dynamically write the page.  Or,
>> use the referrer property to check where they are coming from (this is one
>> method I'm trying myself now).  If they are coming from your "wots gnu" page
>> you can skip the code that just sends them back

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