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Re: Proposal: Detecting when the user leaves a page due to hitting the back button or typing in a URL or going to a favorite

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Fri, 02 Jan 2009 15:13:18 -0500
Message-ID: <495E755E.3060609@mit.edu>
To: "Shropshire, Andrew A" <shropshire@att.com>
CC: public-webapps@w3.org

Shropshire, Andrew A wrote:
> 4)    Should a web page designer cancel all navigations away from the 
> page just to be malicious, the user can still close the page (since 
> closing the page does not fire the onNavigateToNewPage event).

That loses the user's navigation history in that window, so doesn't seem 
acceptable to me, as a user.

In fact, preventing backwards navigation in history, to before the 
malicious site was entered, if nothing else, is also not acceptable.

Received on Friday, 2 January 2009 20:14:05 UTC

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