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I have a form that is rather long to fill in and I need a way to warn the user that the data has not been submitted before he/she leaves the page.

The main key for deciding if the form has been submitted is that a checkbox has been checked.

So far, I have a script that starts like this:

<script>
   function checkleave() {
    if (document.myForm.myCheck.checked) {
     alert ("Your data was not submitted, please click on the submit button before leaving.");
     // Help needed here...
     }
  }
</script>

And in my body:

<body onunload='checkleave()'>
<form name='myForm' ...

So what I would like to do is to return the user to my page after the alert...

Now it would be nice if the form was just submitted automatically and passthrough to where-ever the user wants to go without having to return to my page after the alert but that sounds hard and my brain is very tiny and kinda full right now so I'm not sure if I can handle that.
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