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Re: Modal dialogs in HTML5

From: Joćo Eiras <joao.eiras@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2008 19:29:02 +0100
Message-ID: <e72b1b360804291129p439b8c95oc87e31e67de9ed71@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Travis Leithead" <travil@windows.microsoft.com>
Cc: "Web APIs WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>

The user can easily and quickly close the dialog and then the main
tab. Two clicks instead of one... don't be lasy :p.
That's a non issue.
It's much more preferable to have a native performant solution than
relying on bloated js libraries, or code everything yourself.

2008/4/29, Travis Leithead <travil@windows.microsoft.com>:
>  >> Most modality discussed so far has been about the view modality, ie
>  disallowing the user from accessing the original page content until
>  the dialog has been dismissed. Browser modality may also be about
>  not letting the browser unload/reload the page until a dialog has
>  been dismissed (eg "do you want to save before closing the window?").
>  Is there any way to force a user to respond to a modal dialog
>  section before unloading the page?
>  If not, ideally a generic modality feature could be added to assist
>  both sections and current style HTML dialogs in achieving this
>  unload modality.
> I'm not a big fan of allowing a web application to have that level of control of a user's browsing experience (a web page preventing a user from closing a tab, for example). The desktop paradigm is like allowing a program to prevent the user from restarting or shutting down the OS--seems like a bad design decision.
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