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Re: [whatwg] Proposal for Links to Unrelated Browsing Contexts

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2012 20:34:32 -0400
Message-ID: <506A3698.8020605@mit.edu>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: whatwg@whatwg.org
On 10/1/12 6:10 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Tue, 19 Jun 2012, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
>> On 6/19/12 1:56 PM, Charlie Reis wrote:
>>> That's from the "[if] the user agent determines that the two browsing
>>> contexts are related enough that it is ok if they reach each other"
>>> part, which is quite vague.
>>
>> This is, imo, the part that says unrelated browsing contexts should not
>> be able to reach each other by name.
>>
>> It's only vague because hixie wanted all current implementations to be
>> conforming, I think.  Which I believe is a mistake.
>
> I'm happy to make the spec not match implementations, if the
> implementations are going to change to match the spec. :-)

I certainly plan to change Gecko to make this stuff less lose there.

But full disclosure: I have been thus planning for at least 3 years.  I 
don't know when I'll get to it.  It's not a small change.  :(

-Boris
Received on Tuesday, 2 October 2012 00:35:08 GMT

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