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Re: [whatwg] Proposal for Links to Unrelated Browsing Contexts

From: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2012 23:47:35 -0700
Message-ID: <CAJE5ia8tPy=Mp74BEwLUYhZKUSsBaqwO1py1Z+YULz0r5bS9Wg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org>
Cc: whatwg@whatwg.org, Bjartur Thorlacius <svartman95@gmail.com>
On Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 6:59 PM, Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 8:26 PM, Bjartur Thorlacius <svartman95@gmail.com>wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 06, 2012 at 07:32:34PM -0500, Glenn Maynard wrote:
>> > Please don't encourage yet more sites to open new tabs when I didn't ask
>> > for it.
>> It's merely a new browsing context IIUC, not necessarily a new window
>> (frame, tab, tile or whatever it's called this year). Someone that
>> understands the codebase of a modern browser could even make the back
>> button work, although he would have to restrict write access to the history
>> stack or tree as well, for security reasons.
>
> He's saying he wants it to force target=_blank, though.

That doesn't seem necessary.  Why not navigate the current window to a
new document in an unrelated browsing context?

Adam
Received on Thursday, 7 June 2012 06:48:40 UTC

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