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Re: No tabbed browsing in HTML 5?

From: Hallvord R. M. Steen <hallvord@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2008 11:11:35 +0200
To: "Lachlan Hunt" <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.uhp05ltda3v5gv@hr-opera.oslo.opera.com>

On Thu, 18 Sep 2008 22:33:46 +0200, Lachlan Hunt  
<lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au> wrote:

>> If this is in the spec we had better drop it - perhaps a brand new  
>> value like <a target="_standalone" href="..."> could do the job but
>> we can't change _blank.
>
> We don't need a new value for this because no-one has demonstrated that  
> there is a real problem here that needs solving.  Until that happens,  
> coming up with potential solutions really isn't worthwhile.

I happen to think there is a real problem here, which is why Opera tried  
changing the implementation: a site should be able to declare "this link  
should open a new window but should not be able to 'reference' me (or in  
HTML5 terms: be considered part of my related browsing contexts)".

In fact, window.opener being set if the openee is an untrusted site is a  
security problem in the current window.opener design.

-- 
Hallvord R. M. Steen
Core QA JavaScript tester, Opera Software
http://www.opera.com/
Opera - simply the best Internet experience
Received on Friday, 19 September 2008 09:12:13 GMT

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