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Re: html sans html

From: Kornel Lesiński <kornel@geekhood.net>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2009 00:30:52 +0000
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <AF84AD78-93CD-43D8-832F-8A85C6F61858@geekhood.net>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>

On 22.01.2009, at 00:07, Ian Hickson wrote:

>> I am pretty confident that IE6 didn't do this sort of thing, so I  
>> fear
>> it is one of many of modern browsers' attempts to hobble my
>> quirk-infested ways of teaching subjects using technology when  
>> chalk and
>> blackboards might be preferable. Does the spec address this and if so
>> whose browser is handling it correctly?
> Per HTML5, all but IE seem to be handling this correctly. Browsers  
> that
> allowed the script to be aborted while the dialogs were up get extra
> credit.
> I don't understand IE's behavior... Is this an over-zealous popup  
> blocker?

It's the fear of IE's Local Zone exploits. Pages opened form disk need  
to have Mark of the Web to run without warnings:

Fortunately this behavior doesn't need to be specified in HTML5, as  
other browsers don't have such policies, and MOTW causes nothing but  

regards, Kornel
Received on Thursday, 22 January 2009 00:31:38 UTC

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