HTML onunload Attribute

HTML onunload Attribute: This attribute is defined as it fires once a page has unloaded. Onunload occurs when the user navigates away from the page (by clicking on a link, submitting a form, closing the browser window, etc.)

HTML onunload Attribute

This attribute can be applied to the <body> element.

Attribute Value

This attribute contains a single value script which works when the onunload event triggered.

Syntax: <body onunload=”script”>

Browser Support

This attribute is supported by the following browsers:

  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Internet Explorer
  • Safari
  • Opera

Example: for executing a JavaScript when a user unloads the document

<!DOCTYPE html>
<body onunload="myFunction()">
<h1>Welcome to my Home Page</h1>
function myFunction() {
  alert("Thank you for visiting freshersnow!");



Welcome to my Home Page

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Note: Due to different browser settings, this event may not always work as expected.