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[Bug 9767] Consider ignoring document.write() when IE ignores it if comes from the network task source

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Date: Sat, 10 Jul 2010 06:50:27 +0000
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--- Comment #13 from Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>  2010-07-10 06:50:27 ---
(In reply to comment #10)
> That's a tough one. I think ignoring document.write() in scripts that are
> asynchronously fetched for <script> elements inserted while the parser is
> running, rather than them blowing the document away is reasonable. I'm not sure
> that exactly maps to the explanation above, though. It would need a flag on the
> <script> element set when the element is added to the document, based on
> whether the parser is on the stack, and then for the script execution to set a
> similar flag (using a counter as described above to be reentrancy-proof) that
> causes document.write() to bail.

That seems overly complex to the solution in comment 8. Is there a reason why
ignoring document.write()s from scripts inserted after the end of parse is
unreasonable (when the owner doc of the script is the document write() is
called on)?

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