I have a situation for which the standard canonical "prev" / "next" doesn't seem applicable.
On the first page, I have a form which collects information from the user. After the form is submitted, the site then generates 5 pages of data based upon that initial form-page input.
The standard canonical approach of using "prev/next" to indicate sequential pages is not actually what I need. What I need is a canonical indication that all pages require that starting page.
Or does one set the "prev" value on all pages to "page 1"?
Currently I redirect all subsequent pages back to the initial form page if they don't have the required "GET" data passed in the URL string. I would think that solves the issue, but Webmaster Tools still tells me I have duplicate meta content on the 5 "results" pages.
Is this a case for "prev" "next"? ie: Page 5 doesn't follow page 4 at all if page 1 hasn't yet been submitted.
How do I best tag these results pages to indicate that they are dependent on the starting form page?