HTML | DOM History back() Method

The History back() method in HTML is used to load the previous URL in the history list. It has the same practical application as the back button in our web browsers. This method will not work if previous page does not exist. This method does not contains any parameter.

Syntax:

history.back

Below program illustrates the History back() method in HTML:
Example:

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head
        <title>DOM History.back() Method</title
        <style
            h1 { 
                color:green; 
            
            h2 {
                font-family: Impact;
            }
            body { 
                text-align:center; 
            
        </style
    </head>
    <body>
        <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1
        <h2>DOM History.back() Method</h2
        <p>For going to the previous URL in the history, 
        double-click the "Go back" button: </p>
        <button ondblclick="history_back()">Go back</button>
        <script>
            function history_back() {
                window.history.back(); 
            }
        </script>
    </body>
</html>                    

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Output:

After click on the button:

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by History back() method are listed below:

  • Google Chrome
  • Apple Safari
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Internet Explorer


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