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Tabs misbehave when opening repeated links

From: Helder Magalh„es <helder.magalhaes@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2008 16:23:49 +0000
Message-ID: <2a1ddf8a0803030823r4553c34aqeecc849231b63e79@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-amaya@w3.org

Summary:
Tabs misbehave when opening repeated links.

Reproducible:
Always.

Steps to Reproduce:
 1. Paste a link in a tab
    (if using the home page link [1], one may simply copy it and skip to 3);
 2. Press Enter;
 3. Create a new tab;
 4. Paste link used in 1 into the new tab address;
 5. Press Enter.

Expected results:
New tab opens pasted link.

Actual results:
Previous tab is selected. No navigation is performed in new tab.

Additional Information:
By the experienced behavior suggests that tab manager uses URI as
unique identifier. This may not be a good approach for several
reasons:
 * One may open same link to perform later processing (for example,
for navigating to a children page afterwards);
 * Often, same URIs correspond to different content (in session-based
navigation and other non-REST approaches);
 * One may simply want to open same link twice (why not?).

Version:
amaya 10 (Feb 26 2008).

Operating System:
Windows XP SP2.


Regards,

  Helder Magalh„es

[1] http://www.w3.org/Amaya/User/New.html
Received on Monday, 3 March 2008 16:24:07 UTC

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