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Re: [whatwg] <menu> and friends

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2013 17:21:45 -0800
Message-ID: <CA+c2ei_vhAmDDMVO7rDJJ=ESVTRxF1P9_V4h9aNpQS=xC4puBA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: WHATWG <whatwg@lists.whatwg.org>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
On Fri, Jan 4, 2013 at 4:56 PM, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
> On Fri, 4 Jan 2013, Jonas Sicking wrote:
>> >
>> > Gah, strongly agree.  Simple example - I use "Back" constantly in the
>> > context menu, and would be really pissed if pages could easily kill
>> > that. [...]
>>
>> Can you elaborate on what you mean by "if" above. It's already the case
>> that pages can in all popular browsers.
>>
>> Please note that none of the proposals here remove that option. Not even
>> the proposal from Ian.
>
> The spec allows the browser to remove that option. ("User agents may
> provide means for bypassing the context menu processing model, ensuring
> that the user can always access the UA's default context menus") It even
> gives an example of how to do it ("For example, the user agent could
> handle right-clicks that have the Shift key depressed in such a way that
> it does not fire the contextmenu event and instead always shows the
> default context menu").

Sure, but this is purely academic unless browsers actually do this.

/ Jonas
Received on Saturday, 5 January 2013 01:22:39 GMT

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