[whatwg] Reserved browsing context names
ian at hixie.ch
Thu Dec 15 12:12:43 PST 2011
On Wed, 14 Dec 2011, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> 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.
The page you linked to seemed to me to be a page clearly intended to live
in a sidebar so that the user could open a bunch of links up in the main
area. Without a sidebar, to replicate the experience you'd need two
browser windows side by side with the links opening from one to the other.
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