[whatwg] Proposed additions to ClientInformation interface

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Mon Jul 7 16:06:17 PDT 2008

On Tue, 8 Jul 2008, Robert O'Callahan wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 8, 2008 at 10:04 AM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> >
> > One possibility for addressing these requirements would be an element 
> > that acts as a link, button, or icon, or some such, and which invokes 
> > user agent features. Something like:
> >
> >   <browserbutton type="makeapp">
> It's an interesting idea. You'd have to remind authors and implementors 
> that the user can easily be tricked into activating this button so 
> standard confirmation UI is still required.

Indeed. (This isn't unique to this proposal; the original idea of an API 
would be even more vulnerable to this, since scripts could just invoke it 
at any time they please.)

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