On Nov 29, 2010, at 3:59 PM, Sean Hannan wrote:
> 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.
>  http://www.quirksmode.org/dom/events/cutcopypaste.html
> Sean Hannan
> Web Developer
> Sheridan Libraries
> 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?
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