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Re: Modal dialogs in HTML5

From: Joćo Eiras <joao.eiras@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 00:05:11 +0100
To: "Jonas Sicking" <jonas@sicking.cc>, "Web APIs WG" <public-webapi@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.uaeaexa1jz3wb9@foobar.wag54gs>

What would you rather prefer:
  - a native window which you (or your UA) can easily control ?
  - a shaded page with some floating content which you can't close at will  
or control ?

I obviously agree with the downside of having either modal or non-modal  
window begin opened from webpages, but there are alternatives, and many  
can reduce user experience and anoy developers with extra layers of  
libraries and/or APIs.
There's little you can do againast it :p

Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc> escreveu:

> Joćo Eiras wrote:
>>> Unless the page raises another dialog of course
>>  For that there are popup blockers.
>> The user must click something for another popup to open.
>>  2008/4/29, Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>:
>>> * Joćo Eiras wrote:
>>>  >The user can easily and quickly close the dialog and then the main
>>>  >tab. Two clicks instead of one... don't be lasy :p.
>>>  >That's a non issue.
>>> Unless the page raises another dialog of course, either maliciously or
>>>  due to a coding problem. Preventing that from happening would probably
>>>  not be easy without some surprises.
> Popup blockers are there to try to mitigate an evilness that was added a  
> long time ago in a more innocent (naive?) time.
> Lets not add more such evilness. It only forces ourselves to struggle to  
> find decent mitigation techniques, and forces developers to try to deal  
> our mitigation techniques.
> / Jonas
Received on Tuesday, 29 April 2008 23:05:51 UTC

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