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[whatwg] Reserved browsing context names

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 13 May 2011 19:45:09 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1105131943180.19153@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Fri, 11 Feb 2011, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> On 2/11/11, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> > We do spec rel=sidebar, which in theory lets make a link open in an 
> > auxiliary browsing context, so it would make some sense to have a 
> > feature to target back, if there is a browser that lets you use 
> > auxiliary browsing contexts still. Is there?
> Bookmark something in Firefox.  Open the "Bookmarks" menu, select the 
> "Show All Bookmarks" option.  Select your bookmark, click the little 
> expander twisty at the bottom of the right-hand pane, and check the 
> "Load this bookmark in the sidebar" checkbox.
> Then load the bookmark (might need to move it to a folder you can access 
> via the bookmarks menu or whatnot).

On Fri, 11 Feb 2011, Bjartur Thorlacius wrote:
> Well, Firefox 3.0 (IIRC) allows opening bookmarks in the sidebar. 
> Following links in the sidebar will navigate the main browsing context, 
> even the target isn't explicitly set.

Thanks for the info.

If the links open by default in the main content area, there's no need to 
have an explicit way to do this, I guess. So I haven't added a term for this.

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