Strange webview goBack issue in android

Issue

I am using webview in Android. But strangely, sometimes even webview canGoBack method returns true, webview goBack method doesn’t work.

if (webView.canGoBack()) 
    webView.goBack();

Thanks for any idea.

Solution

I finally managed to figure out how to do it

@override
public void onFormResubmission(WebView view, Message dontResend, Message resend)
{
  resend.sendToTarget();
}

default behaviour of onFormResubmission is not to resubmit. resend.sendToTarget() changes that.

this will make your hardware back button work if you have made some code to handle the hardware button

@Override
public boolean onKeyDown(int keyCode, KeyEvent event) {
  if ((keyCode  KeyEvent.KEYCODE_BACK) && mWebView.canGoBack()) {
    mWebView.goBack();
    return true;
  }
  return super.onKeyDown(keyCode, event);
}

Answered By – ram

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