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[whatwg] Can we deprecate alert(), confirm(), prompt() ?

From: Rick Waldron <waldron.rick@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2012 22:52:11 -0500
Message-ID: <CAHfnhfpxe3zadjz1h7s-iTGgsTEJ8jEAZZN7DW2FCqmz3iVmVQ@mail.gmail.com>
All three of these are considered highly effective tools in mobile web
development - they offer functional "UI" for free.

Rick

On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 10:34 PM, Biju <bijumaillist at gmail.com> wrote:

> Today I again landed on a malicious site which trap users using
> alert/confirm to download some application.
>
> URL :
>
> http://usaaccount2.com/?q=MzI1ODA0MTZEkBZYYoU0AEZuUVlSQUVaV0lWc05hc0NnenljeURJTABhOTNkNTY2M2YwNmI1OWIxZWI1NTEwYjE0ZDg1NjE0M2VkZGUzOTZkMjUwN2Q5M2NlYWI2Yzk5NzA5NjkxY2NlNjM0NTMzZmU4M2Q5ZDA5NgBEQWVCd1psR0pqRklrTFJIb1MxMzMwOTk3MzQzbVdPWU53SlBLbjc=
>
> (or go it by http://snipurl.com/22hv8zh )
>
> I landed there when I got redirected from.
>
> http://ndia-tvc.org/jiamd_luncheon_18nov08/pages/letter-formation-worksheets
> I think that page is hacked as its links and contents is not same as
> other regular page at http://ndia-tvc.org/
>
> Also I feel if download is not triggered by CLICK event browsers
> should not prompt user to download content that not HTML/JPG/PNG.
>
>
> Cheers
> Biju
>
>
> On 6 February 2012 19:03, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> > On Tue, 10 Jan 2012, Ojan Vafai wrote:
> >>
> >> The only complaint I'm aware of is in http://crbug.com/97206. The bug
> >> comments are confusing. The primary issue there is WebKit not firing
> >> beforeunload/unload from frames in some cases, but there is one comment
> >> about code that calls "confirm" from unload handlers followed by a sync
> >> XHR to save data that now breaks.
> >
> > I've specced this (it's optional for now). I didn't check how closely
> what
> > I specced matches Chrome.
> >
> > --
> > Ian Hickson               U+1047E                )\._.,--....,'``.    fL
> > http://ln.hixie.ch/       U+263A                /,   _.. \   _\  ;`._ ,.
> > Things that are impossible just take longer.   `._.-(,_..'--(,_..'`-.;.'
>
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