[whatwg] password option for window.prompt?

Kristof Zelechovski giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl
Tue May 22 12:16:25 PDT 2007

Forgive my being nosy: which uses?
a href="javascript:." is valid but it replaces the current document with a
document parsed from the textual representation of the value returned from
the script.  In principle, you could do something to the page and replace it
with a page that immediately goes back.  While that would be acceptable, it
would cause an uncomfortable flip of display.
On the other hand, button onclick="javascript:." is invalid because the
content attribute should contain the text of the script.  Or should
"javascript:" be treated as a label at the beginning of the inserted script?
That would be weird.
Best regards,

-----Original Message-----
From: Maciej Stachowiak [mailto:mjs at apple.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2007 8:18 PM
To: Kristof Zelechovski
Cc: 'Ian Hickson'; judell at mv.com; whatwg at whatwg.org
Subject: Re: [whatwg] password option for window.prompt?

On May 22, 2007, at 12:47 AM, Kristof Zelechovski wrote:

> And besides, the bookmarklet uses the javascript protocol, which,  
> IIRC, is
> designed to produce a new document on the fly, not to modify the  
> current
> one.

On the contrary, many uses of the javascript: URI scheme in web pages  
are used to modify the current page. The code in a javascript: URI is  
executed in an existing scripting context.


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