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Re: Document persistence for iframes when the node is moved in the DOM

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2015 11:15:09 -0400
Message-ID: <552BDD7D.5000003@mit.edu>
To: public-html@w3.org
On 4/13/15 10:58 AM, Lewis, Eric wrote:
> I request that iframes persist their document when moved around the DOM.


This has come up before.  Unfortunately, lots of web APIs assume that 
they're in an iframe tree that chains up in a sensible way to an actual 
browser window/tab, both in terms of implementations and specifications. 
  When browsers tried to not tear down documents when an iframe is 
removed from the tree, they ran into a whole bunch of security issues 
popping up all over the place as a result....

Hence the current browser behavior, which is in fact codified in the 
spec at the moment, since it's the behavior all the browsers agreed on.

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