onUnload()

Discussion in 'Javascript' started by Nadim Attari, Jun 28, 2004.

  1. Nadim Attari

    Nadim Attari Guest

    Hi,

    how can i know whether the surfer is closing the window (web browser) or he
    is moving from one page to another (e.g. by clicking a link or submitting a
    form...) ?

    thanks,
    nadim attari
     
    Nadim Attari, Jun 28, 2004
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  2. You can know if a user is navigating as a result of clicking a link or
    submitting a form on *your* page, by installing code on your pages that
    monitors such activity. Other activity; choosing a favourite/bookmark,
    typing a URL into the location bar, using any 'history' facility, back
    or forward buttons, dragging a web link onto the browser window, etc are
    not exposed to javascript and cannot be detected. So there is no way of
    knowing whether an onunload event is being triggered as a result of the
    user closing the browser or some other activity outside of the scope of
    a web page.

    Richard.
     
    Richard Cornford, Jun 28, 2004
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