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WebDirect and Back Button

Question asked by ryantittle on May 21, 2014
Latest reply on May 23, 2014 by disabled_ScottKoontz

5.2. User interaction in FileMaker WebDirect solutions

  • The capability to specify URL parameters or to bookmark specific locations within FileMaker WebDirect solutions has been removed for security reasons. You now specify only a filename in the URL to open that file.


Today is the first time since the update that I have attempted to use a browser's back button in a solution. It had always worked previously, a new feaeture with WD that a lot of our clients were very excited about. We always had told IWP users not to use the browser's back button, but it is just second nature to people, so it still happens often. As of today, the back button takes me back to the log in page. Tested on IE11 with Windows and the latest Safari on Mac.


My suspicion is that the forward and back buttons failing is related to the URL changes referenced above, since every page I'm on now has the same URL, whereas previously there was reference to layouts and record numbers. Can anyone confirm this? Was it intentional, or perhaps unavoidable, considering the URL security change? What I'd love to hear is that no one else can recreate this, and that I must have something set up wrong on my end, but I don't expect that is the case.