I have heard of a lot of abuses but never actually come across this
particular one, can you point us to a site that demonstrates it?

On Wed, Apr 13, 2016 at 3:53 PM, Michael A. Peters <mpet...@domblogger.net>

> This btw is a security issue. Many of the scam sites that do things like
> tell the user their computer is infected and they have to call a number
> disable the ability to use the back button via JavaScript hovers.
> This puts users who don't understand technology into a mental state where
> they feel like they have no control.
> It's effing stupid that anyone ever thought it was a good idea to let
> JavaScript disable the standard browser controls. As browsers have done
> that, it needs to be specified that JavaScript can't do that.
> On 04/13/2016 12:44 PM, Michael A. Peters wrote:
>> It needs to be made very clear as a web standard that no JavaScript
>> action can disable UI functions such as the back button.
>> A very common abuse is that when pulling the mouse to hit the back
>> button because you are not interested in a page, a hover comes up and
>> when the hover comes up, the back button no longer works.
>> This is a browser UI issue but it needs to specified that browsers must
>> not disable the back button in response to JavaScript. The web is enough
>> of a cesspool as it is.

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