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When you call the document.open method with the replace parameter from a frameset, the document is not removed from the history. Therefore, if you go back in the navigation stack, you are returned to the previous document.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Internet Explorer 6. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
328548 How to Obtain the Latest Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
Date Time Version Size File name ------------------------------------------------------------ 27-FEB-2002 12:42:50 6.0.2714.2700 2,754,048 Mshtml.dll
The update for this problem is included in the "March 28, 2002 Cumulative Patch for Internet Explorer."
To work around this problem, use one of the following methods:
Use the innerHTML property to replace sections of the document instead of replacing all of the document.
Set the document.location.href property.
NOTE: If you call document.location.replace, you must set up a page for each page that you want to browse to.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1.
Steps to Reproduce the Behavior
In Notepad, create a new Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) file named Frameset.htm, and then add the following code to the file:
<html><frameset rows = "*,*"> <frame name = "frame1" src = "frame1.htm"> <frame name = "frame2" src = "frame2.htm"></frameset></html>
In Notepad, create a new HTML file named Frame1.htm, and then add the following code to this file:
In Notepad, create a new HTML file named Frame2a.htm, and then add the following code to this file:
Browse to the Frameset.htm file in a new instance of Internet Explorer 6.0.
Click the first button to call document.open(.., "replace"). Notice that the back arrow is enabled, which indicates that the new page did not replace the first history entry. Click Back to see the previous information.
Click the other two buttons to demonstrate the workarounds.