There are JS hooks for cutting and pasting (it's how certain websites add
their little source: tag when you "excerpt" from one of their articles), but
the support is very spotty. And nothing is going to let you detect
cutting and pasting from the URL bar.
Johns Hopkins University
On 11/29/10 1:49 PM, "Ken Irwin" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have just, for the severalth time, just talked to a student who had lost a
> bunch of work in a common way: he had copied-and-pasted a bunch of
> database-content URLs on the fairly-reasonable (but, of course, incorrect)
> assumption that those URLs would get him back to the content later. He
> happened to be in LexisNexis, but it happens in lots of databases.
> to detect when a user clicks into the URL bar and copies/cuts the URL from a
> page that will do the user no good later? It would, to my mind, be completely
> civilized for the database provider to generate a little popup window alerting
> the user to the error of their ways.
> User education would be great, of course, but some sort of built-in alert
> would be very friendly.
> What think you all? Would JS or some similar tool be able to achieve this?