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HTML | DOM History go() Method
  • Difficulty Level : Basic
  • Last Updated : 23 Nov, 2020

The History go() method in HTML is used for loading a specific URL from the history list. It is a better alternative to history.back() and history.forward() methods if a number or the URL of the specific page are known which want to load from your history.

Syntax:  

history.go( number|URL )

Parameters: This method accepts single parameter number|URL which is mandatory and used to specify either the number/position of the URL in the history list or the URL of the page. -1 is used to go one page back and 1 is used to go one page forward.

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

Example: 



HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <title>DOM History.go() Method</title>
        <style>
            h1 {
                color:green;
            }
            h2 {
                font-family: Impact;
            }
            body {
                text-align:center;
            }
        </style>
    </head>
    <body>
        <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
        <h2>DOM History.go( ) Method</h2>
         
<p>
         For going to the second next URL in the
         history, double click the "Go to the
         second next URL" button:
        </p>
 
        <button ondblclick="history_goforward()">
          Go to the second next URL
        </button>
        <script>
            function history_goforward() {
                window.history.go(2);
            }
        </script>
    </body>
</html>                   

Output: 

Example 2: For going to the previous URL in the history list. 

HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <title>DOM History.go() Method</title>
        <style>
            h1 {
                color:green;
            }
            h2 {
                font-family: Impact;
            }
            body {
                text-align:center;
            }
        </style>
    </head>
    <body>
        <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
        <h2>DOM History.go() Method</h2>
         
<p>
         For going to the previous URL in the
         history, double click the "Go to the
         previous URL" button:
        </p>
 
        <button ondblclick="history_goback()">
         Go to the previous URL
        </button>
        <script>
            function history_goback() {
                window.history.go(-1);
            }
        </script>
    </body>
</html>                   

Output: 

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

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

 

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