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How to check browser alive

Sujit Joshi

Joined: Apr 07, 2009
Posts: 2
Hi all,

I want to check my user is still using the application or not, for every X minutes somehow.

I can catch when he logs out if he logout properly by clicking log out link. But I can not check if close the browser.

Can anybody suggest the solution to check this?
Eric Pascarello

Joined: Nov 08, 2001
Posts: 15385
There is no way to determine if the user closes the browser. You really should be using a session timeout on the server to log the user out.

I agree. Here's the link:
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