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Re: [dom] Need to describe the interaction of adoptNode with prototype chains

From: David Bruant <bruant.d@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2012 01:36:06 +0100
Message-ID: <50D8F4F6.2070702@gmail.com>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
CC: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>, www-dom@w3.org, Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>, Bobby Holley <bholley@mozilla.com>
Le 24/12/2012 23:53, Boris Zbarsky a écrit :
> On 12/24/12 2:36 PM, David Bruant wrote:
>> Scripts inside the new document think they are in a fresh browsing
>> context if I understand correctly.
> No.  There is only one browsing context.  Browsing contexts don't even 
> change across navigations.
> Scripts created after the open() will see a new ES global. Scripts 
> created before the open() keep seeing the old one as their global.
I thought the global changed. document.open Step 14 suggests that the 
Window object changes... unless it's referring to the Window 
"constructor" and not the window instance as I understand it?

>> From the new document point of view,
>> it "feels" like a navigation just occurred. Only the script from the
>> previous context can tell the difference.
> With s/context/global/ yes.  Or of course script from outside the 
> navigation context altogether.
>> What about thinking of it the following way:
>> * before the call, you're in a browsing context
>> * after the call, you're in a new browsing context (navigation)
> Navigation doesn't change the browsing context.  It creates a new 
> Window (which is the ES global) and new Document.
Yes. It mixed up all terms in my head. Sorry about that. I was talking 
about navigation all along; assuming a new form of navigation preserving 
the document identity could exist. But I was wrong apparently. I thought 
the global changed, but it doesn't seem to.

>> and some script from the previous browsing context has survived and 
>> runs *in the
>> new context* (the context change happens during the document.open call)
> No, the script that called open() needs to keep running against the 
> old global.  Not doing that breaks things, last I checked.
> Consider this testcase:
>   <script>
>     var x = 1;
>     window.onload = function() {
>       document.open();
>       document.write(x);
>       document.close();
>     }
>   </script>
Hmm... Playing with this example a bit more I've found that Gecko and 
Chrome deviates in their behavior. Gecko only preserves the lexical 
environment for the functions in the pre-document.open scripts and 
deletes the binding to the global object while Chrome preserves the 
binding to the global object. See:

<script type="text/javascript">
     var x = 31;
     y = 37

     window.onload = function(){
         var l = localStorage;

         console.log('opener context x', window.x, window.y);
         console.log(x, y);
         console.log("storage", l === window.localStorage);
         document.write('<script>console.log("new document context x", 
window.x, window.y); console.log(x, y)</scr'+'ipt>')

Said differently, both preserve the WindowProxy, but Gecko changes the 
underlying Window while Chrome doesn't apparently. Chrome doesn't seem 
to change the localStorage object.
I fail to observe the step 14 in Chrome including the "change all the 
prototypes" part, so I guess it's not web-crucial.
Maybe an opportunity to reconsider the "every prototype of every object 
has to change on document.open" by changing the document.open spec?

It could be re-spec'ed as the same thing without step 14. I think it 
would save a lot of trouble. What do you think?

Received on Tuesday, 25 December 2012 00:36:35 UTC

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