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Alert Box problem in javascript

Yogendra Joshi
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Joined: Apr 04, 2006
Posts: 213
Hello Ranchers ,

I have a huge application in which there are alerts everywhere on displaying actions of user defined by the application. This application was designed quite some years back and the problem statement is ,

We have a logout code in one of our htm files in which we have written that if the user screen does not do anything for 10 minutes , it should auomatically logout that particular user and bring the user back to login screen. This works like a dream.. ! But the problem is , if the user has an alert message on the screen , then the logout event itself doesnt get fired. I want to know what are the possible solutions through which i can close all the windows and then fire the logout event.

I searched on google quite a lot of time but did not yield any affirmative replies nor forums who can provide solution and so Ranch is the place now i have turned up to and i am sure i would not get the same plain old answer saying this cannot be done.

Please help me as this is a pain both for me and the application users.

Thanks in advance.
Yogendra N Joshi.

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Eric Pascarello

Joined: Nov 08, 2001
Posts: 15385
There is nothing you can do about that. The windowed alerts halt the execution of JavaScript and there is no way to close them after a set period of time. The server should be doing the timeout anyway so the next user action should result in a login screen.

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