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

Robert O'Callahan robert at ocallahan.org
Tue Mar 1 01:13:51 PST 2011

On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 6:38 PM, Ojan Vafai <ojan at chromium.org> wrote:

> FWIW, chromium is planning on experimenting with disallowing modal dialogs
> during the beforeunload/unload events.
> http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=68780

That sounds fairly unpleasant for users of pages which give "are you sure
you want to leave this page and lose your data?" warnings.

"Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for
they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures
every day to see if what Paul said was true." [Acts 17:11]

More information about the whatwg mailing list