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IE8 back button returns to top of page

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by LukeSr, May 5, 2010.

  1. LukeSr

    LukeSr Flightless Bird

    On our laptop whenever I'm on a site and click a link, then hit back to
    return to the first page it will not return where I was on the page. It
    reloads back to the top of the page. For instance I'm a Craigslist junkie
    and whenever I click a post and go back it puts me at the top of the page and
    not where I left off.
     
  2. rob^_^

    rob^_^ Flightless Bird

    Hi Luke,

    This does not happen on most web pages. It is caused by poor programming of
    web pages.

    To avoid the issue at craigs list, use Ctrl+left mouse button to load the
    link in a new tab instead of the current tab. (If you have tabbed browsing
    enabled in either IE7 or 8)

    Regards.

    "LukeSr" <LukeSr@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:11DE268E-23B2-4E0B-9199-C92E5730DABD@microsoft.com...
    > On our laptop whenever I'm on a site and click a link, then hit back to
    > return to the first page it will not return where I was on the page. It
    > reloads back to the top of the page. For instance I'm a Craigslist
    > junkie
    > and whenever I click a post and go back it puts me at the top of the page
    > and
    > not where I left off.
     
  3. Anxo

    Anxo Flightless Bird

    Hi rob...
    You are right it is caused by poor programming, but not in the web
    pages... it's an IE8 bug!! (IE7 works fine in this issue, also any
    other browser in the market...)

    I was fighting with this problem... and in my case, it lies in any web
    page where a javascript add this: document.attachEvent('onmouseup',
    do_something);
    Then IE8 gets lazy and don't know how to manage so difficult task
    (ironic)... a document event...

    It's funny... how can you tell "poor programming" when, we
    (developers) have to program with non-standards and tricks to get IE
    works...

    Regards,


    On May 5, 7:29 pm, "rob^_^" <iecustomi...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > Hi Luke,
    >
    > This does not happen on most web pages. It is caused by poor programming of
    > web pages.
    >
    > To avoid the issue at craigs list, use Ctrl+left mouse button to load the
    > link in a new tab instead of the current tab. (If you have tabbed browsing
    > enabled in either IE7 or 8)
    >
    > Regards.
    >
    > "LukeSr" <Luk...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:11DE268E-23B2-4E0B-9199-C92E5730DABD@microsoft.com...
    >
    > > On our laptop whenever I'm on a site and click a link, then hit back to
    > > return to the first page it will not return where I was on the page.  It
    > > reloads back to the top of the page.   For instance I'm a Craigslist
    > > junkie
    > > and whenever I click a post and go back it puts me at the top of the page
    > > and
    > > not where I left off.
     
  4. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    What are you smoking?

    Anxo wrote:
    > Hi rob...
    > You are right it is caused by poor programming, but not in the web
    > pages... it's an IE8 bug!! (IE7 works fine in this issue, also any
    > other browser in the market...)
    >
    > I was fighting with this problem... and in my case, it lies in any web
    > page where a javascript add this: document.attachEvent('onmouseup',
    > do_something);
    > Then IE8 gets lazy and don't know how to manage so difficult task
    > (ironic)... a document event...
    >
    > It's funny... how can you tell "poor programming" when, we
    > (developers) have to program with non-standards and tricks to get IE
    > works...
    >
    > Regards,
    >
    >
    > On May 5, 7:29 pm, "rob^_^" <iecustomi...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >> Hi Luke,
    >>
    >> This does not happen on most web pages. It is caused by poor programming
    >> of
    >> web pages.
    >>
    >> To avoid the issue at craigs list, use Ctrl+left mouse button to load the
    >> link in a new tab instead of the current tab. (If you have tabbed
    >> browsing
    >> enabled in either IE7 or 8)
    >>
    >> Regards.
    >>
    >> "LukeSr" <Luk...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>
    >> news:11DE268E-23B2-4E0B-9199-C92E5730DABD@microsoft.com...
    >>
    >>> On our laptop whenever I'm on a site and click a link, then hit back to
    >>> return to the first page it will not return where I was on the page. It
    >>> reloads back to the top of the page. For instance I'm a Craigslist
    >>> junkie
    >>> and whenever I click a post and go back it puts me at the top of the
    >>> page
    >>> and
    >>> not where I left off.
     
  5. Anxo

    Anxo Flightless Bird

    I was trying to reproduce the error and I am afraid I was not totally
    right.

    The problem is when the link text in modified which I was doing on
    that event.



    On May 15, 1:30 am, "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABear...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > What are you smoking?
    >
    > Anxo wrote:
    > > Hi rob...
    > > You are right it is caused by poor programming, but not in the web
    > > pages... it's an IE8 bug!! (IE7 works fine in this issue, also any
    > > other browser in the market...)

    >
    > > I was fighting with this problem... and in my case, it lies in any web
    > > page where a javascript add this: document.attachEvent('onmouseup',
    > > do_something);
    > > Then IE8 gets lazy and don't know how to manage so difficult task
    > > (ironic)... a document event...

    >
    > > It's funny... how can you tell "poor programming" when, we
    > > (developers) have to program with non-standards and tricks to get IE
    > > works...

    >
    > > Regards,

    >
    > > On May 5, 7:29 pm, "rob^_^" <iecustomi...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > >> Hi Luke,

    >
    > >> This does not happen on most web pages. It is caused by poor programming
    > >> of
    > >> web pages.

    >
    > >> To avoid the issue at craigs list, use Ctrl+left mouse button to load the
    > >> link in a new tab instead of the current tab. (If you have tabbed
    > >> browsing
    > >> enabled in either IE7 or 8)

    >
    > >> Regards.

    >
    > >> "LukeSr" <Luk...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

    >
    > >>news:11DE268E-23B2-4E0B-9199-C92E5730DABD@microsoft.com...

    >
    > >>> On our laptop whenever I'm on a site and click a link, then hit back to
    > >>> return to the first page it will not return where I was on the page. It
    > >>> reloads back to the top of the page. For instance I'm a Craigslist
    > >>> junkie
    > >>> and whenever I click a post and go back it puts me at the top of the
    > >>> page
    > >>> and
    > >>> not where I left off.
     

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