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Re: Browser defaults should please the mass of authors

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 20:31:15 +0200
To: "Boris Zbarsky" <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.t9y4ed0v64w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

On Mon, 21 Apr 2008 20:26:54 +0200, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU> wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
>> This isn't what the spec is suggesting. The text I added to the spec  
>> which is what Henri is referring to would, if implemented, block _all_  
>> new author-requested windows, including those from window.open().
> I should note that while Gecko has a preference that allows this,  
> actually _using_ it breaks a number of sites, including a number of  
> reasonably legitimate use cases.  There's no way it can become the  
> default setting given the state of the web, in my opinion.
> So I'm not sure what the point is of "encouraging" UAs to do something  
> that they just can't do while staying reasonably compatible with the web.

Ian reverted that change later on based on similar feedback:


Anne van Kesteren
Received on Monday, 21 April 2008 18:32:20 UTC

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