[webkit-dev] The case for disallowing alerts in unload, redux

Adam Barth abarth at webkit.org
Sun Jun 26 12:10:01 PDT 2011

On Sun, Jun 26, 2011 at 11:42 AM, Alexey Proskuryakov <ap at webkit.org> wrote:
> 26.06.2011, в 09:34, Sreeram Ramachandran написал(а):
>> Briefly, from a histogram we added a while ago, I find that 2.3% of
>> all users encounter at least one such modal dialog every week. This is
>> much larger than I expected.
> Interesting - this is much more than I expected , too. So, authors are widely using alerts in onload, and breaking those would be bad for compatibility. If this change is made, 2.3% of users will suffer every week.

It would be useful to know what fraction of those users would have a
better experience with this change.  Sreeram, of the example sites
that you've seen, how many would be improved by suppressing these


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