on 2008-12-19 08:08
on 2008-12-19 17:21
> Browser button goes back to correct point in index, you see page exactly > where you were: top, bottom or WHEREVER IN BETWEEN. The browser's back button makes no request to the server it simply pulls the page back from it's local cache. A link on a page regardless of what it's called makes a request. > > 'Redirect_to :back' Rails helper won't work with <%= link_to 'Back', ... > %> Making a request causes a page to refresh (unless it's an AJAX request). This is just how the web works, it has nothing to do with Rails in particular. > All better solutions and explanations welcomed. Can someone clear this > up for me? Maybe I am not seeing things the "Rails" way? "RESTful" way? Pagination and AJAX have been the best solutions for this particular issue so far. The browser back button is the bane of web application development. In more ways than just this particular issue. This is exactly why AJAX is becoming so popular. It's not really that AJAX is such a fantastic solution, it's just the best workaround we have for a system that was not designed for running applications.