version added: 1.0.unload( handler(eventObject) )
handler(eventObject)Type: Function()A function to execute when the event is triggered.
version added: 1.4.3.unload( [eventData ], handler(eventObject) )
This method is a shortcut for
unload event is sent to the
window element when the user navigates away from the page. This could mean one of many things. The user could have clicked on a link to leave the page, or typed in a new URL in the address bar. The forward and back buttons will trigger the event. Closing the browser window will cause the event to be triggered. Even a page reload will first create an
The exact handling of the
unload event has varied from version to version of browsers. For example, some versions of Firefox trigger the event when a link is followed, but not when the window is closed. In practical usage, behavior should be tested on all supported browsers, and contrasted with the proprietary
unload event handler should be bound to the
After this code executes, the alert will be displayed whenever the browser leaves the current page.
It is not possible to cancel the
unload event with
.preventDefault(). This event is available so that scripts can perform cleanup when the user leaves the page.
To display an alert when a page is unloaded: