[whatwg] script-related feedback

João Eiras joao.eiras at gmail.com
Sun Dec 28 08:46:56 PST 2008

On , Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:

> On Fri, 12 Dec 2008, Martin Atkins wrote:
>> Could browsers handle confirm() and friends in such a way that they only
>> block the contents of the tab, not the whole browser? In particular, the
>> "close tab" and "close window" features, ideally along with things such
>> as "Back", "Forward" and "Home" should still be available.
> It'd have to block any page in the same unit of related browsing  
> contexts,
> but otherwise yes. Chrome does this, mostly. IE8 probably too.

That is a browser issue. Chrome and IE8 don't have it because they are  
multi-process. Opera never had the issue because processing is always  
divided between the UI and webpages.
No spec should go into great lengths specifying how UI should behave and  
look, although it can make recommendations.

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