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Re: Valid auto-invocation events

From: Rich Tibbett <richt@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2011 16:15:15 +0200
Message-ID: <4E662AF3.5050909@opera.com>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: www-dom@w3.org, Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>, public-device-apis@w3.org
Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Tue, 06 Sep 2011 13:52:21 +0200, Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com> wrote:
>> [...]
> <input>.click() and window.open() are not events. For window.open() I
> believe HTML uses http://www.whatwg.org/C#allowed-to-navigate which is
> also used for setting window.location. There might be some other
> conditions as well.

I think the point is that those conditions are not documented anywhere 
in the specs even though the UA behavior is generally consistent across 

All UAs implement popup blocker functionality so any page-synthesized 
click cannot open a popup window. Some (but, notably, not all) UAs only 
allow <input type=file>.click() when the user actively clicks on that 
file HTML element rather than just being capable of triggering the file 
picker from code.

Some standard terminology/methodology would be useful for referencing 
this already widely implemented behavior elsewhere.
Received on Tuesday, 6 September 2011 14:16:08 UTC

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