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Re: resizing windows and back button

From: James Craig <work@cookiecrook.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 11:31:09 -0600
Message-ID: <008b01c2d12a$36c99f50$c8280f0a@JCRAIG>
To: "W3c-Wai-Ig" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

But what if a user went to a page, resized their window manually, and then
hit the back button? Since there is no way to check (across sites/domains)
if the referrer resized the window, then the automatic resize would be more
harmful/annoying than helpful, and your fix would be no better than the
problem you were trying to adjust for.

In my opinion, situations like this should be left to the control of the
user and user agent. If they don't want their window resized, they can use
an browser like Mozilla, which has granular control over a lot of the
misused scripts out there like:

 - unrequested windows,
 - resize/move windows,
 - hide status,
 - etc.

James Craig

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jonathan Chetwynd" <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
To: <simon.marshall@don.ac.uk>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Monday, February 10, 2003 10:44 AM
Subject: Re: resizing windows and back button

> Simon.
> what an excellent idea, if I have you right, store the current window
> size in a cookie, and resize the window to that size, only if the
> referrer is the one which resized the window.
> why on earth cant the user agent do this?
> please excuse my copying to list
> Jonathan
Received on Monday, 10 February 2003 13:31:22 UTC

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