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[Bug 14471] New: "An algorithm is allowed to show a pop-up if: ..." is not compatible with the implementations

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Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2011 20:17:40 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-14471-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=14471

           Summary: "An algorithm is allowed to show a pop-up if: ..." is
                    not compatible with the implementations
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: Olli.Pettay@gmail.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: bzbarsky@mit.edu, mike@w3.org,
                    public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org
            Blocks: 14427


"An algorithm is allowed to show a pop-up if:
 - it is running in the context of an activation behavior or of the dispatching 
   of a click event, and
 - The click events that led to the triggering of the activation behaviors, if 
   any, and the click events of any event dispatching that indirectly led to
the 
   algorithm being invoked, if any, are all trusted."

Testcase 
http://mozilla.pettay.fi/moztests/popup.html
All the browsers open a new tab

Since webkit doesn't support <a>.click() the test case is a bit hacky and
uses <input> element to dispatch click.
I could have of course just dispatched click using
createEvent/initMouseEvent/dispatch
(I'm not quite happy with the test case, since it relies
on the implemented "activation behavior", not the totally different thing what 
the spec defines.)

But anyway, the point is that implementations usually allow popups *while* 
handling a trusted click event. Inside the event listener one can
dispatch/handle
other events, but that doesn't affect to the popup blocking.
Manually dispatching and handling an event is effectively just a (synchronous) 
function call.

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