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disable back button when navigating an iframe

disable back button when navigating an iframe

(OP)
Hi,

I have an issue where I've been asked to implement an old legacy system, into a new one via an iframe.

The problem is as they navigate around the old legacy app in the iframe, the back button then works within the iframe, something we do not want.

no matter how I navigate in the iframe, I want the back button to work against the parent page not the iframe.

I've tried all the history.forward etc stuff littered around the net, but nothing I have tried works, FF still keeps navigating the iframe with the back / forward buttons.

Is there any way to stop the back button across all browsers?

Thanks,
1DMF

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RE: disable back button when navigating an iframe

(OP)
Upon reflection, this is probably going to be more difficult than I'd hoped, and it isn't ideal.

So we have decided to go for the pop-up window, initially ruled out as we wanted to keep the application seemingly 'integrated' into one webapp, plus what with accessibility guidelines and the 'target' attribute being deprecated, but hey, trying to break the back button is far worse, and at least with the legacy app running in a new window the back button will work as the users expects.

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"If a shortcut was meant to be easy, it wouldn't be a shortcut, it would be the way!"
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