[whatwg] DOM-related and API-related feedback

Jonas Sicking jonas at sicking.cc
Sun Dec 28 11:44:17 PST 2008

On Sun, Dec 28, 2008 at 6:22 PM, Adam Barth <whatwg at adambarth.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, 13 Jun 2008, Adam Barth wrote:
>>> 3) The document's origin and effective script origin become the origin
>>> and the effective script origin of the currently executing script.
>>> (Note: actually, the origins are aliased, as in the about:blank case, so
>>> that changes to one of the document's document.domain property affects
>>> the other.)
>> Does the aliasing happen with all browsers?
> Test case: http://www.webblaze.org/tests/alias/
> Browsers that alias: Firefox 3, Safari 3.1.2, Chrome.
> Browsers that do not alias: Internet Explorer 7, Opera 9.5.2
> This looks like a Firefox-ism that I copied into WebKit.  We added
> aliasing to WebKit because, without it, we failed a regression test.
> I'll investigate whether that test is based on a real web site.  Jonas
> has previously said he thinks the aliasing is important for web
> compatibility.  Jonas, do you know of actual web sites that will break
> if we follow the current HTML 5 text?

I don't know of any websites unfortunately. I've cc'ed Boris who might know.

In general, if IE doesn't do it it seems unlikely that many sites depend on it.

/ Jonas

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