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Hi,

I'm trying to create an exit popup that doesn't require anything added
to the body tag. In other words, I don't want to say <body
onunload="foo"> . I just want to have window.onunload ="foo" in the
<scripttag.

However, when I do that, it launches foo as soon as the page loads and
does NOT launch when the page is unloaded.

Why is this? And is there a way to accomplish what I'm trying to do?

This is a high priority project, so I really need it fixed ASAP.

Thanks for any help you can give me.

Dec 17 '06 #1
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Hi,

Tim Arview wrote:
Hi,

I'm trying to create an exit popup that doesn't require anything added
to the body tag. In other words, I don't want to say <body
onunload="foo"> . I just want to have window.onunload ="foo" in the
<scripttag.

However, when I do that, it launches foo as soon as the page loads and
does NOT launch when the page is unloaded.

Why is this? And is there a way to accomplish what I'm trying to do?

This is a high priority project, so I really need it fixed ASAP.

Thanks for any help you can give me.
You're having syntax problems.

If you use the "onunload" attribute of the body tag, you must use <body
onunload="foo() ;"(function call).

If however you assign the foo function to the onunload event, you must
assign the function itself, not a string.

window.onunload = foo;

HTH,
Laurent
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