[whatwg] When closing the browser
ian at hixie.ch
Fri Dec 12 00:50:01 PST 2008
On Thu, 28 Feb 2008, ddailey wrote:
> The user opens a web application as one of many tabs in a web browser.
> They then, either within the application window, accidentally hit CTRL W
> (or its Mac equivalent), or from the operating system, issue a close
> application command. Most apps (as opposed to the more "passive"
> browsers) detect that new content has been developed and in is jeopardy
> of being lost and therefore prompt the user to the status of this
> possible data loss. The browser, unless I'm missing something, seems to
> have a different status within the OS and just closes without ceremony.
I just went ahead and specced out the 'onbeforeunload' feature that most
browsers support today that handles this case.
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