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 the previous page does not exist. This method does not contain any parameter.



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





<!DOCTYPE html>
        <title>DOM History.back() Method</title
            h1 { 
            h2 {
                font-family: Impact;
            body { 
        <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>
            function history_back() {


Note: Here this button will not work becouse there is no previous url, you can try to copy the ide url and open any site paste the ide and copy paste the code and run it.

After click on the button:

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

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


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