Onclick javascript to make browser go back to previous page?

Is there a function I can attach as a click event of a button to make the browser go back to previous page?

<input name="action" type="submit" value="Cancel"/>

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Add this in your input element:

<input action="action" onclick="window.history.go(-1); return false;" type="submit" value="Cancel" />
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history.back()

or

history.go(-1)

Put this to the button onclick handle. It should look like this:

<input name="action" onclick="history.back()" type="submit" value="Cancel"/>
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For Going to previous page

First Method

<a href="javascript: history.go(-1)">Go Back</a>

Second Method

<a href="##" onClick="history.go(-1); return false;">Go back</a> 

if we want to more than one step back then increase

For going 2 steps back history.go(-2)
For going 3 steps back history.go(-3)
For going 4 steps back history.go(-4)
and so on.......
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You just need to call the following:

history.go(-1);
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Shortest Yet!

<button onclick="history.go(-1);">Go back</button>

http://jsfiddle.net/qXrbx/

I prefer the .go(-number) method as then, for 1 or many 'backs' there's only 1 method to use/remember/update/search for, etc.

Also, using a tag for a back button seems more appropriate than tags with names and types...

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Simple. One line.

<button onclick="javascript:window.history.back();">Go Back</button>

Like Wim's and Malik's answer, but just in one line.

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I have used this its worked for me everytime.

<a href="javascript:history.go(-1)"><button type="button" name="cancel" class="btn btn-primary cancelbtn">Back</button></a>
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<input name="action" type="submit" value="Cancel" onclick="window.history.back();"/> 
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window.history.back();

<button onclick="goBack()">Go Back</button>

<script>
function goBack() {
    window.history.back();
}
</script>
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This is the only thing that works on all current browsers:

<script>
function goBack() {
    history.go(-1);
}
</script>
<button onclick="goBack()">Go Back</button>
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100% work

<a onclick="window.history.go(-1); return false;" style="cursor: pointer;">Go Back</a>

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