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

Tab Atkins Jr. jackalmage at gmail.com
Mon Feb 28 16:57:45 PST 2011

On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 4:49 PM, Peter Kasting <pkasting at google.com> wrote:
> 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?

No, that's handled by having the onbeforeunload handler return a
string containing the query you want to show.


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