JavaScript Load a specific URL from the history list


Example

go() method

The go() method loads a specific URL from the history list. The parameter can either be a number which goes to the URL within the specific position (-1 goes back one page, 1 goes forward one page), or a string. The string must be a partial or full URL, and the function will go to the first URL that matches the string.

Syntax

history.go(number|URL)

Example

Click on the button to go back two pages:

<html>
    <head>
    <script type="text/javascript">
        function goBack()
        {
            window.history.go(-2)
        }
    </script>
    </head>
    <body>    
        <input type="button" value="Go back 2 pages" onclick="goBack()" />    
    </body>
</html>