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[Bug 8915] "the active document of the script's browsing context" -- is there more author-friendly terminology we can use here (in addition to the existing)

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Date: Sun, 14 Feb 2010 13:36:33 +0000
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Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

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             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
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--- Comment #1 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>  2010-02-14 13:36:32 ---
I don't know.

In modern graphical browsers, it basically means "the page that's showing in
the frame that the script is from", but we can't really _say_ that because it
has all kinds of problems when you start actually drilling down on what it
means in lots of edge cases.

I don't really know how to clarify this case here. We could add a green note,
but that might help as much as it hurts, since it would lead to people who
really should know this in-and-out not looking closely at the actual
requirements. It would also only help in this one specific case, and the
terminology is all over the spec.

It's like quantum mechanics... you can explain it in layman's terms, but at the
end of the day, you're not really explaining anything if you do, you're just
drawing pretty pictures that aren't what's really going on.

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