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Re: Modal dialogs in HTML5

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2008 15:41:09 -0700
Message-ID: <4817A405.5070703@sicking.cc>
To: Joćo Eiras <joao.eiras@gmail.com>, Web APIs WG <public-webapi@w3.org>

Joćo Eiras wrote:
>> Unless the page raises another dialog of course
> For that there are popup blockers.
> The user must click something for another popup to open.
> 2008/4/29, Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>:
>> * Joćo Eiras wrote:
>>  >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.
>> Unless the page raises another dialog of course, either maliciously or
>>  due to a coding problem. Preventing that from happening would probably
>>  not be easy without some surprises.

Popup blockers are there to try to mitigate an evilness that was added a 
long time ago in a more innocent (naive?) time.

Lets not add more such evilness. It only forces ourselves to struggle to 
find decent mitigation techniques, and forces developers to try to deal 
our mitigation techniques.

/ Jonas
Received on Tuesday, 29 April 2008 22:42:29 UTC

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