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[whatwg] salvaging work while navigating away from a web app -- onunload="confirm('save before quitting?')

From: Martin Atkins <mart@degeneration.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2008 12:30:43 -0800
Message-ID: <49456CF3.5080600@degeneration.co.uk>
timeless wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 10:01 PM, Martin Atkins <mart at degeneration.co.uk> wrote:
>> I think this makes a good case for not allowing any site to create
>> browser-modal UI. Could browsers handle confirm() and friends in such a way
>> that they only block the contents of the tab, not the whole browser?
> sure given many years and lots of rearchitecture.
> i suspect chrome and ie8 are closest. anyone else who runs javascript
> in process is almost certainly stuck.

An alternative from Opera:

The confirm dialog is whole-browser-modal, but it has a checkbox 
captioned "Stop executing scripts on this page" which allows you to 
forcefully kill off a script that's repeatedly displaying dialogs as in 
the example that prompted this message.
Received on Sunday, 14 December 2008 12:30:43 UTC

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