[whatwg] Iframe dimensions

Markus Ernst derernst at gmx.ch
Wed Jul 7 07:15:40 PDT 2010

Am 06.07.2010 22:41 schrieb Ashley Sheridan:
> On Tue, 2010-07-06 at 16:17 -0400, Aryeh Gregor wrote:
>> On Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 6:49 AM, Markus Ernst <derernst at gmx.ch <mailto:derernst at gmx.ch>> wrote:
>> > My problem is this sentence in the spec for seamless: "This will cause links
>> > to open in the parent browsing context."
>> >
>> > In an application like http://test.rapid.ch/de/haendler-schweiz/iseki.html,
>> > the external page should be able to re-call itself inside the iframe, for
>> > example if a sort link is clicked or a search form submitted.
>> Oh.  Hmm.  That does seem to pose a problem.  I can't think of any
>> good solutions off the top of my head.
> Could you explicitly call the _self target in links in the frame? I 
> wasn't sure if the target attribute was going or not, but I'd expect 
> target="_self" to override the default seamless action.

This looks consistent to me. To clarify it, the first list item in the 
part on @seamless in 4.8.2 could then be extended somehow like:

o The user agent must set the seamless browsing context flag to true for 
that browsing context. This will cause links to open in the parent 
browsing context, unless they contain a target attribute which 
explicitly specifies another link target.

(I assume, "links" also refers to form actions here.)

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