[webkit-dev] The case for disallowing alerts in unload, redux
abarth at webkit.org
Sun Jun 26 20:17:17 PDT 2011
On Sun, Jun 26, 2011 at 8:12 PM, Alan Stearns <stearns at adobe.com> wrote:
> On 6/26/11 12:10 PM, "Adam Barth" <abarth at webkit.org> wrote:
>> It would be useful to know what fraction of those users would have
> better experience with this change. Sreeram, of the example sites
>> you've seen, how many would be improved by suppressing
> One example of a useful confirm (I think) is a web-based irc client like
> irc.w3.org. It warns that you will close all active IRC connections, and
> lets you decide whether to stay on the page or navigate away.
That's a beforeunload handler, which everyone agrees is useful. We're
discussing alert() dialogs during the unload event.
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