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Re: ISSUE-133 modal-attribute - Chairs Solicit Alternate Proposals or Counter-Proposals

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2011 20:31:58 +0100
Message-ID: <CA+ri+VmzEA3MT-ufDG0sURwpESBu_YX0w0kcnWW89kN7E3hfog@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: "Edward O'Connor" <eoconnor@apple.com>, public-html@w3.org
hi tabb

you wrote;
...and do what?  The button will just run javascript.  The author can
run javascript themselves, without any user interaction.

OK, so you are saying that there is no issue


>This proposal is about elements serving as modal dialogs.  It has
>nothing to do with alert prompts.

I am perfectly aware of this, I was merely looking at the behaviour dialogs
produced by the browser exhibited.

regards
stevef

On 11 August 2011 19:21, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 9:11 AM, Steve Faulkner
> <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> wrote:
> > hi Ted,
> >
> > your wrote:
> >
> > "Being able to dismiss the dialog by using the escape key is usually
> > desired, so that's the default behavior, but there are use cases for
> > modals in which the user needs to pick from N options where none cleanly
> > map onto a "Cancel" action."
> >
> >
> > my concern is that not providing a method to dismiss a dialog that cannot
> be
> > overidden by the developer may lead to situations where devious
> developers
> > will use this to force users to press a button in the dialog.
>
> ...and do what?  The button will just run javascript.  The author can
> run javascript themselves, without any user interaction.
>
>
> > esc can be used to dismiss javascript alert/confirm/prompts I am unsure
> > whether this behaviour can be overidden by the author.
>
> This proposal is about elements serving as modal dialogs.  It has
> nothing to do with alert prompts.
>
> ~TJ
>



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