There is nothing wrong with your BACK button
- Dear Celtic Cafe friends and visitors,
I have been informed that visitors to the Celtic Cafe website have found the
inability to click the "Back" button and return to the page they were from
quite irritating and frustrating. Please note that I, being the webmaster
of the Celtic Cafe, DO NOT INTEND THIS AS A MEANS TO "BOX" OR "TRAP" YOU IN
When Celtic Cafe began, it was a simple website that featured the latest
information about the Celtic dance shows. Information was very easy then to
change on a daily or weekly basis. As the Celtic Cafe grew larger with more
visitors, friends and colleagues, so did the information. Soon, the Celtic
Cafe was no longer just featuring information on the dancers, Michael
Flatley, Colin Dunne, or the latest dance shows, we were also featuring
singers, music groups, books, and more. Thanks to Alex, we were even
featuring UP TO DATE TOURDATE INFORMATION not found anywhere else. Visitors
to the Celtic Cafe grew from the hundreds to the thousands, thanks to your
patronage and referrals.
However as the site evolved, so did the need to find a way to allow key
people like Alex, Bernadette or myself, to add static or ever-changing
information on the main page without having to go in and redo the entire
page each and every time. A few months ago, we began including "server-side
includes" onto the main Celtic Cafe page - pieces of HTML that can be
reused or updated without having to go into the main page and rearrange
everything else. Often, with many people accessing the pages, these same
pages may be accidentally altered or even deleted.
This ability to replace information on a daily, even an hourly basis, is a
VERY IMPORTANT FEATURE of the Celtic Cafe information infrastructure. This
is the reason why majority of people return to check out the site's content.
This method allows the TOURDATES, which to me are one of the most important
features of the Celtic Cafe, to be updated constantly without any additional
work for Alex, Bernadette or myself, who manage the Celtic Cafe as
If ever you find that your browser is "trapped" in the Celtic Cafe website
and unable to return to the site that referred you to us, there are 2 ways
to remedy this problem:
1) You can click the BACK button twice and it may take you back to the
2) On Internet Explorer, right-click on the downward arrow alongside the
BACK button and a list of all the pages you have just visited will be
displayed. Scroll your mouse down to the referring page, and you will be
returned to where it is you wish to be.
On Netscape Explorer, click on the the GO button on the toolbar at the
top and it will also display the sites you have just visited.
We hope you have enjoyed your visit at the Celtic Cafe website and if there
are any more problems, address your comments to me, Velvet at
Yet we hope that with your understanding, the following announcement is
enough to allay your fears about the Celtic Cafe "trapping" you into the
website. This has never been our intention and we hope that in the future,
we can further evolve the design of the Celtic Cafe without any more
problems to you.