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Easy Web Development with WaveMaker by Edward Callahan

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History and back button

One particularly problematic aspect of AJAX applications is that they break the browser's back button and history features. Since the browser only sees a single page in the traditional HTML sense, the browser is not aware of the intra-application navigations. This means an accidental click of the back button sends the user out of the application, often exclaiming something to the effect of "oh no" at the same time.

WaveMaker 6.5 introduces state management to help with this situation. History management, along with URL management, are in the History/URL section of the project's properties:

History and back button

Enabling the history management property ...

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