[whatwg] password option for window.prompt?

Kristof Zelechovski giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl
Tue May 22 14:02:39 PDT 2007

Problems with that:
javascript URI scheme is not registered:
Support for this feature is undocumented, at least for Microsoft Internet
Explorer: <http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/Aa767736.aspx>
It is not mentioned in HTML specification 4 either.
And finally, in the specification 5, where that behavior is described for
the first time:
When a browsing context is navigated to a javascript: URI, and the active
document of that browsing context has a different origin than the URI, the
dereference context must be an empty object.
Which is the case with bookmarklets.

-----Original Message-----
From: Maciej Stachowiak [mailto:mjs at apple.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2007 9:42 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 12:16 PM, Kristof Zelechovski wrote:

> 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.

If the javascript: URI returns the undefined value (such as by using  
the void operator or by calling a method with no return type), then  
the target document is not replaced, but the side effect still occurs.


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