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Back Button issue


I am developing a hybrid application using HTML5/javascript and SUP 2.2 as middleware.

In my application, window..history.back does not work for the back button(on BlackBerry 6.0, it's working fine on BlackBerry 7.0 and all other platforms)

I have added window.history.back on clcik of back button(not the physical/hardware back button)

I also tried window.history.go(-1), navigator.app.backHistory: both unsuccessful

Please provie some solution for this.

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Re: Back Button issue

7 should manage this solution


Stuck history in localStorage then you can navigate to any previous


I'd make it a FIFO (delete the last one when you hit X)

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Re: Back Button issue

Note, "back" is a function, not a property. The correct syntax is 








I wrote this test page a while ago that provides test cases for the window.history object:




Can you confirm that using these tests that you cannot navigate back/forward on your BB6 device?

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Re: Back Button issue



Thanks for the prompt reply.


I did use window.history.back() only. Made a mistake while typing question. But still not working.

Also, wen through your link. I can confirm that using these tests, Im not able to navigate forward/backward on pages.


Please note that Im not working on simple browser in mobile, instead HTML5 pages are been rendered inside SUP2.2 HWC container.