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

From: Mihai Parparita <mihaip@chromium.org>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2012 17:42:02 -0700
Message-ID: <CAHerz5cw4cwEViOnmJkmihvU6+Ptwm3bZQCOY3UBp=1-Dx48zQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: whatwg@lists.whatwg.org, Charlie Reis <creis@chromium.org>
On Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 12:11 PM, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:

> Why does GMail need to use window.open()? Surely the right way to expose a
> link is to use <a href="">. What is forcing them to use window.open()?
>

I can't speak for Gmail, but Google Reader uses window.open since it allows
"unrelated" links to be opened in response to a key event (the "v" keyboard
shortcut). It would also benefit from severing all ties to the opened
window.

Mihai
Received on Tuesday, 25 September 2012 00:44:49 UTC

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