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, 8 Feb 2011
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//Using MooToolswindow.addEvent('unload', Cookie.delete.pass('applicationCookie'));//using JavaScript by itself...//http://www.quirksmode.org/js/cookies.htmlvar eraser = function () { eraseCookie('applicationCookie'); };if(window.addEventListener) window.addEventListener('unload',...
//Using MooTools
window.addEvent('unload', Cookie.delete.pass('applicationCookie'));
 
//using JavaScript by itself...
//http://www.quirksmode.org/js/cookies.html
var eraser = function () { eraseCookie('applicationCookie'); };
if(window.addEventListener) window.addEventListener('unload', eraser, false); 
else if(window.attachEvent) window.attachEvent('onunload', eraser);
 
Your method removes all other events from unload of the body and is bad practice. In this example, I delete a cookie which is obviously something which can be done even easier but then the same can be said for your article.
 
You could make an XMLHttpRequest instead of deleting a cookie and this would be the way to go.

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Generalhey everyone I am trying to find a way to catch browser clos... Pinmember17sam30-Nov-11 0:45 
General0 down vote favorite share [fb] share [tw] I am trying... Pinmember17sam30-Nov-11 0:44 
GeneralReason for my vote of 4 It doesnt really end session, it jus... PinmemberHaBiX15-Nov-11 0:14 
GeneralReason for my vote of 5 excellent additional information Pinmemberlleyva15-Feb-11 6:26 
GeneralPlease edit your tip to wrap the code in a pre block PinmentorDaveAuld8-Feb-11 13:38 

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