[whatwg] DOM-related and API-related feedback

Boris Zbarsky bzbarsky at MIT.EDU
Sun Dec 28 11:55:08 PST 2008

Jonas Sicking wrote:
> 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.

Agreed on the latter.

On the former, it wouldn't be a problem for websites per se, but the 
aliasing needs to happen when a page whose origin is a globally unique 
identifier has an about:blank iframe.  Or rather, the origin of the 
iframe needs to be the _same_ globally unique identifier.  In Gecko this 
is implemented by simply using the same origin object for both.

Note that in IE the security model around about:blank is pretty weird 
last I checked, so I'd want to see some pretty exhaustive tests before 
changing Gecko behavior in web-facing about:blank.


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