[whatwg] Can we deprecate alert(), confirm(), prompt() ?

Peter Kasting pkasting at google.com
Mon Feb 28 16:49:57 PST 2011

On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 4:42 PM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:

> > 2. if we are still keeping them, can we disable them in
> > onbeforeunload/onunload[/onhide] etc. Many sites add extra dialogs in
> > those events to confuse users, so that they can trap users for little
> > longer.
> That's not a bad idea. I recommend approaching the browser vendors to see
> if they are willing to implement it; if they do, then updating the spec
> accordingly would be a no-brainer.

Isn't this important for the "you're trying to navigate away from gmail with
an open draft; abandon changes y/n?" case?


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