[whatwg] Reserved browsing context names

Boris Zbarsky bzbarsky at MIT.EDU
Wed Dec 14 20:06:26 PST 2011

On 12/14/11 7:12 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> One could actually argue that the pages that exist that use _main and
> _content actually work _better_ in current UAs with those values being
> interpreted as browsing context names than they would if they were treated
> as synonyms for _self or _top, because it would let a user open the page
> up in a window and have the links open in a window next to it, reproducing
> the old behaviour with secondary browsing contexts.

The pages on the _web_ that use them are not using them to do secondary 
context stuff.  The page I linked to that uses _main in fact does worse 
in UAs that don't do anything special for _main.


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