Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.
Re: Scripting Question
Author: Jim Lyon Posted: 9/20/2000; 2:38:56 PM Topic: Scripting Question Msg #: 21553 (In response to 21541) Prev/Next: 21552 / 21554
If I want a pop up window to happen when the user closes the window or types in and goes to a new URL, but NOT if they hit the back or forward buttons, does anybody know how I could script that?
I hope you'll rethink your requirements. By the time a user hits a button to go somewhere else, his mind is already on the somewhere else. For you to pop up a window relevant to what he just left is to intrude rather rudely on his consciousness.
For myself, I've patched the object code of my browser to completely ignore onUnload methods, just so that I don't have to put up with sites that do what you're trying to do.
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