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Detect before/when the browser leaving to another webpage

Posted on 2003-12-02
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When a JApplet is loaded and the browser browse to another webpage the applet (the main JFrame) is closed without a warning.  Can a I detect that it in advance to prevent the browser from leaving the webpage or at least warn the user or so?
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Question by:s_lavie
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by:TimYates
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add onLoad and onUnload javascript to the webpage...

That will fire javascript when the page is loaded, and when they leave the page...

You can't stop them leving though, so what you want to do isn't possible :-(
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ie:

<body onLoad="alert( 'Hi!' )" onUnload="alert( 'Bye!' )">
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by:s_lavie
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Can I issue a yes/no dialog that the user can regret before the browser leaves the webpage?
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by:TimYates
ID: 9858365
There is

onBeforeUnload

but it is only available in Internet Explorer

http://www.webreference.com/dhtml/diner/beforeunload/index.html

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<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript1.2" TYPE="text/javascript">
<!--
function unloadMess(){
    mess = Leaving so soon?"
    return mess;
}

function setBunload(on){
    window.onbeforeunload = (on) ? unloadMess : null;
}

setBunload(true);
//-->
</SCRIPT>
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by:s_lavie
ID: 9858772
I'm quite weak with JavaScript.  I'd appreciate if you add a sample code that includes the yes/no dialog and the canceling of moving to another webpage,
10x
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<html>
    <head>
        <title>Tim's cool test!</title>

        <SCRIPT>
        <!--
            function unloadMess()
            {
                mess = 'Leaving so soon?' ;
                return mess;
            }

            function setBunload(on)
            {
                window.onbeforeunload = (on) ? unloadMess : null;
            }

            function pageLoaded()
            {
                alert( 'Setting the beforeUnload handler (IE ONLY)' ) ;
                setBunload(true);
            }

            function pageClosed()
            {
                alert( 'Closing the page' ) ;
            }
        //-->
        </SCRIPT>

    </head>
    <body bgcolor="#FFDDFF" onload="javascript:pageLoaded()" onUnload="javascript:pageClosed()">
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    </body>
</html>
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Mmmmm.....pink ;-)
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