EUROMICRO Conference (2004)
Aug. 31, 2004 to Sept. 3, 2004
Bettina Biel , University of Leipzig, Germany
Matthias Book , University of Leipzig, Germany
Volker Gruhn , University of Leipzig, Germany
Dirk Peters , University of Leipzig, Germany
Clemens Sch?fer , University of Leipzig, Germany
A common challenge in the development of web applications today lies in the handling of unforeseen navigation steps initiated by the user through the browser's Back, Forward and Reload buttons. These operations break the synchrony of dialog states on the server and the client, provoking non-intuitive and possibly destructive application behaviour if not properly handled. We therefore present an approach to handling Back and Forward navigation that realizes undo/redo semantics and illustrate its implementation using the example of a web-based conference management system. The presented approach is subsequently discussed with regard to its general applicability and alternative handling semantics.
M. Book, C. Sch?fer, D. Peters, V. Gruhn and B. Biel, "Handling Backtracking in Web Applications," EUROMICRO Conference(EUROMICRO), Rennes, France, 2004, pp. 388-395.