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2088704 - Back Button and Why is Does Not Always Work - Platform


  • You see an error page that says the content has expired when you use the back button to return to some pages within the application.


  • BizX Platform


  • You viewed a page that contained dynamic data from the database, then navigated away and tried to use the back button to return to the page.
  • The SuccessFactors Application is a dynamic web tool that operates very differently than a basic website. Content delivered to your web browser is dynamic, meaning it displays live data directly from the database based on the link or tab you click. Once you navigate away from this page, you cannot merely use your back button to return, as vital information that triggered the initial data to be displayed is not cached and no longer exists. A web browser cannot cache Web pages of a web application because the pages have to reflect the current state of the server application. In essence, the link you clicked contained or triggered specific information to cause the page to display, the back button on your browser does not.
  • Additional Information:

    To navigate the SuccessFactors application successfully, always use the links and tabs available within the application, not your back button.


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