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[whatwg] prompts, alerts and showModalDialog during beforeunload/unload events

From: Scott González <scott.gonzalez@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 22:28:22 -0500
Message-ID: <9450c5341002111928t628535c5x611f051b86bc8b2d@mail.gmail.com>
On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 9:55 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage at gmail.com>wrote:

> I commonly see them put to *good* use by editting applications,
> warning you if you attempt to leave the page without saving.  It has
> saved me from accidentally lost effort just in the past few days in
> both my email and one of my wikis.

I use dialogs in this fashion as well. Users get very frustrated when they
accidentally leave a page with unsaved content and this is the easiest
improvement for most developers to make.
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