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Re: Safari 3.1 adding showModalDialog??

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2008 15:03:39 -0700
Cc: "Web APIs WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>
Message-Id: <3C98C795-2197-4734-98FB-B275395F92D6@apple.com>
To: Travis Leithead <travil@windows.microsoft.com>

On Mar 18, 2008, at 2:22 PM, Travis Leithead wrote:

> Not to say that I object... :)
> ...but why this API and not showModelessDialog too?
> I'd be interested to know the rationale for this decision on  
> WebKit's part.

We've been shipping showModalDialog for years on Mac, but I think it  
didn't work on Windows in our betas. We had to add it for  
certification with certain "enterprise" web applications years ago.

We've never had a request for showModelessDialog or equivalent  
functionality (as far a sI know).

> Also, was openDialog considered (from FF)?

We asked the ISVs who wanted a way to do a modal dialog and they  
preferred the IE API. Neither seemed technically better or worse as  
far as we could tell.

Received on Tuesday, 18 March 2008 22:04:19 UTC

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