[thelist] Pop up window on exit

VOLKAN ÖZÇELİK volkan.ozcelik at gmail.com
Wed Dec 14 11:31:11 CST 2005

> Can someone point me to a good JavaScript that will render a pop up and
> set a cookie on exit?

1. First inform *clearly* on the page that the user(s) should disable
pop-up blockers to see the really really important window which pops
up on window unload.

2. Secondly attach a handler to the unload event:

<script type="text/javascript>

function window_unload(evt){
WindowObjectReference = window.open("http://www.cnn.com/", "CNN_WindowName",

(surely, people will want to visit CNN after the page unloads)

The script was taken and modified from


it was the second link when googling "window.open".

Just out of curiosity, I wonder the importance of that pop-up:

Is it a "thank you for visiting our site" page of some sort, or a
questionaire that pops asking whether your visitors liked the site or

And finally, is there a URL that we may have a look at?

Volkan Ozcelik
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