Implement Onclick in JavaScript and allow web browser to go back to previous page?

For reaching the back page on button click, use the concept of −



 Live Demo

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<meta charset="UTF-8">
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initialscale=1.0">
<link rel="stylesheet" href="//">
<script src=""></script>
<script src=""></script>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="">
<input action="gotoPreviousPage" onclick="window.history.go(-1);
return false;" type="submit"
value="Click the button to Goto the Previous Page...." />

To run the above program, save the file name “anyName.html(index.html)” and right click on the file. Select the option “Open with Live Server” in VS Code editor.


This will produce the following output −

After clicking the button “Click the button to Goto the Previous Page....”, you will reach the previous page as in the below screenshot −

Updated on: 14-Sep-2020


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