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How to Handle Being Offline in HTML

How to Handle Being Offline in HTML

Ferenc Almasi • 2020 August 08 • 📖 1 min read

In HTML, there is an event when losing network connection. Use the onoffline event on the body tag in HTML to run a function when the browser loses internet access.

<!-- Use the onoffline attribute to handle offline -->

<body onoffline="handleOffline()">
  ...
</body>
offline.html
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This can be used to, for example, defer network requests or alert users about the state change in the network connection. To improve upon this technique, do it through an imported script in JavaScript:

window.addEventListener('offline', () => { ... }); // Lost internet connection
window.addEventListener('online',  () => { ... }); // Regained internet connection
offline.js
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How to Handle Being Offline in HTML
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If you would like to learn more about how to handle being offline, make sure to check out the articles below:

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