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Re: Safari 3.1 adding showModalDialog??

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2008 16:28:42 -0500
Message-ID: <47E0340A.1090607@mit.edu>
To: Travis Leithead <travil@windows.microsoft.com>
CC: "Web APIs WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>

Travis Leithead wrote:
> ...but why this API and not showModelessDialog too?

My guess (not being a Safari implementor) is that there isn't much call for 
showModelessDialog because you can get pretty close with window.open().  That 
was certainly the reason Gecko didn't implement it...

> Also, was openDialog considered (from FF)?

Note that Gecko 1.9 (Firefox 3) will implement showModalDialog as well.

-Boris
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