Forward and Back Buttons


For what ever reason perhaps just nostalgia possibly because I happen to use them more than expected, I have forward and back links on my website. The buttons are JavaScript powered and I have had "noscript" tags warning users of their lack of functionality since I added the links years ago. However, I don't like that they still exist without scripting. Anyway, I decided that I was going to use scripting to draw the buttons.

<script type="text/javascript"> document.write('\x3Ca
            document.write('\x3Chr />');

Note: that by using 'x3C' rather than '<', I eliminated a potential problem in the parsing of the page and made it so that they would validate again.