Re: [whatwg] JavaScript Hovers and Back Button

This btw is a security issue. Many of the scam sites that do things like 
tell the user their computer is infected and they have to call a number 
disable the ability to use the back button via JavaScript hovers.

This puts users who don't understand technology into a mental state 
where they feel like they have no control.

It's effing stupid that anyone ever thought it was a good idea to let 
JavaScript disable the standard browser controls. As browsers have done 
that, it needs to be specified that JavaScript can't do that.

On 04/13/2016 12:44 PM, Michael A. Peters wrote:
> It needs to be made very clear as a web standard that no JavaScript
> action can disable UI functions such as the back button.
> A very common abuse is that when pulling the mouse to hit the back
> button because you are not interested in a page, a hover comes up and
> when the hover comes up, the back button no longer works.
> This is a browser UI issue but it needs to specified that browsers must
> not disable the back button in response to JavaScript. The web is enough
> of a cesspool as it is.

Received on Wednesday, 13 April 2016 19:54:13 UTC