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Summary

An event handler for abort events sent to the window. (Not available with Firefox 2 or Safari)

TODO define what "abort" is. Closing the window via window manager? Stopping the load of the page? By which means and reasons (user, network/server)? At which stages would it fire / be catched? For IE, onabort is only available with img tags.

Syntax

window.onabort =funcRef
  • funcRef: Reference to a function

Example

window.onabort = function() {
  alert("Load aborted.");
}

Specification

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'onabort' in that specification.
Living Standard  

Browser Compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support (Yes) ? ? ? ?
Feature Android Android Webview Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? (Yes) (Yes) ? ? ? ? ?

Document Tags and Contributors

 Last updated by: jpmedley,