[whatwg] Should events be paused on detached iframes?

On Wed, 8 Feb 2012, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> On 2/8/12 3:50 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> > "Should events be paused on detached iframes"? Or another question?
> > (Sorry, I've lost the context here.)
> The thread is discontinuous in the archives (why?)

Mailman archives suck.

I found the thread in a more usable form here:


> but I think the relevant part was:
>   It's possible to switch these relevant checks to walk the
>   ownerDocument chain instead, say.  Then we need to audit all the
>   callsites to make sure this makes sense at them and figure out what
>   to do for the ones where it doesn't.  (For example, should
>   window.alert on the window of an iframe not in the DOM put up a
>   dialog in a tab based on the ownerDocument of the iframe?  Or not put
>   one up at all?)  There are quite a few APIs that need to be thus
>   audited if this invariant is changed.

My overall response is still the same: I'm happy to consider specific 
cases. As far as I'm aware, the spec doesn't have any privilege escalation 
bugs of this nature.

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