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Re: [whatwg] Clarification for window.opener.location.href

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Date: Wed, 07 Jan 2015 16:35:08 -0500
Message-ID: <54ADA68C.9020603@mit.edu>
To: whatwg@lists.whatwg.org
On 1/7/15 3:55 PM, Nicholas C. Zakas wrote:
> Yeah, that works well if you're dealing with bleeding-edge browsers
> only. Not so much elsewhere.

Non-bleeding-edge browsers would also have the existing 
window.opener.location.href behavior, right?  As in, asking for a spec 
change to the way the href setter works to work around lack of support 
for another part of the spec (rel=noreferrer) is only useful if you 
assume browsers would implement the change to the setter faster than 
they'll implement support for rel=noreferrer.  I personally don' find 
that very likely, since rel=noreferrer is already shipping in at least 
Chrome and Firefox and doesn't require nearly the amount of web compat 
testing that the other change would.

Or is the above just a general complaint, as opposed to a reason to 
change the behavior of the href setter?

-Boris
Received on Wednesday, 7 January 2015 21:35:47 UTC

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