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

From: Mike Hearn <mike@plan99.net>
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2010 14:37:01 +0100
Message-ID: <f4cd80641002150537v2c478e2ayb69c6fccd12577ce@mail.gmail.com>
Browsers could solve the editor use case by treating "close tab" as
"hide tab" for a minute or two before actually shutting down the page.

Then the problem becomes, how do you make it obvious to users that
they can get their work back by pressing a magic button somewhere?

The modal quit loop is frequently used to try and make people download
malware. It'd be nice to eliminate it in a backwards compatible
manner.
Received on Monday, 15 February 2010 05:37:01 UTC

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