We often get clients asking or expecting their FileMaker app to work like a web browser with back and forward navigation buttons. There are ways to do it, but often it is a case study in how giving a client what they ask for is not always the best solution. This article discusses that and offers some alternatives.
I've always been intrigued with how to mimic a web browser's back and forward buttons... as have many other developers. While I don't usually include them in a professional solution, I do find the exercise of creating an airtight historical navigation solution challenging. I prefer well designed navigation over history buttons. Therefore, I present this article as a brain teaser and not necessarily as a recommended solution. But, I'll let you make the decision. I'll go into why I don't think history navigation works, as well as the best ways to overcome shortcomings so you can make an educated decision for yourself.