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Re: Categorizing browser history behavior


From: Jonathan C. Cohn
Date: Aug 27, 2015 6:51AM

This hiding can be done with JavaScript history objects. I suspect that you will kill too much functionality if you disable JS.

Jonathan Cohn

> On Aug 26, 2015, at 12:28 PM, Jordan Wilson < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> I have a client whose legacy sites have a habit of taking over the browser
> history of pages and adding in forwarding redirects that prevent a user
> from going back to the previous link. Definitely something to fix. I
> believe some of the functionality is server session based, so it takes
> control away from the user. Realistically clicking the logo to go back to
> the beginning is the best way to reset, not that its accurate or obvious.
> As an example, a user on the login page clicks a register button and is
> forwarded to the registration page, but once there no matter how many
> times they hit the back button, they¹re redirected forward to the
> registration page again even if they go all the way back to the initial
> page in their site history.
> Does anyone have a recommendation for how to assign that behavior using
> WCAG 2.0?
> Keyboard? Keyboard Trap? Pause Stop Hide? I¹m having a bit of difficulty
> designating since its between page rather than on-page functionality.
> I personally want to file it under something like Consistent Navigation
> since its changing the expected behavior of the browser back button but I
> don¹t know that it fits.
> Recommendations appreciated,
> Thanks,
> Jordan
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