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Re: backdrop for fullscreened elements and modal dialogs/lightboxes

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2011 11:50:04 +1300
Message-ID: <CAOp6jLad54Eff4sqUhOdYePEc=JFcH0aiCfJQkkodsgihOpRBw@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Edward O'Connor" <eoconnor@apple.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
I have a question about <dialog>. If you show a <dialog> inside an
<iframe>, should the <dialog> fill just the <iframe> or should it cover the
outer page too?

I suspect the latter. If so, then the only difference between the rendering
of <dialog> and the rendering of fullscreen elements is whether the
toplevel browsing context should actually fill the screen or not. Is that

If so, then maybe <dialog> should just use all the fullscreen machinery,
just in a special mode where the browser window doesn't go fullscreen.

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