How to go back one page in the browser history using JavaScript

Using JavaScript you can go back or forward in the browser’s navigation history. Most of the time you want to go back one page by clicking a link in the page. For doing that, use the following code:

<a href="javascript:history.go(-1)">Go back</a>

It’s easy to figure out that to go back more pages in history, you use a different negative number (-2, -3, -4, etc.). To go forward you use a positive number (1, 2, 3, etc.); in the example below we go one page forward in the browser’s history:

<a href="javascript:history.go(1)">Go forward</a>

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