[whatwg] Dialogs and prompts

Tab Atkins Jr. jackalmage at gmail.com
Wed Apr 11 16:33:39 PDT 2012


On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 4:26 PM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> On Thu, 29 Mar 2012, Darin Fisher wrote:
>> Also, there is a downside to the current convention of custom drawing
>> modal dialogs.  Web pages that mash-up content from varied sources would
>> need to have some convention for queuing up dialog requests.  Ideally,
>> modal dialogs should be shown in FIFO order rather than all at the same
>> time. This seems like a tricky problem.  It seems like something the
>> platform could help with.  I believe the <dialog> proposal helps here.
>> I think non-blocking alert, confirm and prompt helps in a similar vein.
>
> The modal variant of <dialog> handles this (there's a stack of active
> modal dialogs).

Note that <dialog>'s model is FILO, while Darin was asking for FIFO.

~TJ


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