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Trap

What Does Trap Mean?

A trap is a Web development technique applied to prevent users from exiting a Web page. A trap disables a user's ability to use the back button or other key to return to a previously visited Web page. Some websites use the tactic to prevent users from leaving the page in an effort to coerce them to visit other pages on the site.

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Techopedia Explains Trap

To exit a trap a user must either close the browser window or type a new URL into the browser bar.

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