in fact....I really need to remove the file ( which will be created for
every access - making a copy from another location ). I can't leave that
file alone for ever in the user disk space! :(

On Sun, Mar 4, 2012 at 9:01 PM, Ashley Sheridan 

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> On Sun, 2012-03-04 at 20:49 +0530, Nibin V M wrote:
> Hello,
> I need to run a few commands when a user close the browser tab. That is, I
> have a php page ( index.php ) and it will create a temporary file to track
> some stuffs. That temporary file should be removed, when the user close the
> browser tab. Is there any way to achieve this?
> Thank you,
> Not reliably. There are events in Javascript that you can use to trigger
> an Ajax call (such as onbeforeunload and onunload) but these work slightly
> differently from browser to browser and may not allow you to execute
> anything on the browser if the user is navigating away from the site or
> closing the tab/window.
> Why can't you use the session for this, and allow the session to expire
> after a certain period of inactivity, which would be better than
> reinventing what sounds like session behaviour.
>   --
> Thanks,
> Ash



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