[whatwg] Reserved browsing context names
ian at hixie.ch
Fri Feb 11 14:12:11 PST 2011
On Sun, 14 Nov 2010, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> I was just looking at
> and I noticed that there are some other magical (starting with '_')
> browsing context "names" that Gecko, at least supports.
> These are "_content" and "_main"; they target the main browser rendering
> area. I believe at least _main is supported in IE as well, or was at
> some point according to the Gecko code comments (we added _main for IE
> compat). These are useful for UAs that allow a non-main rendering area
> (e.g. a sidebar) to allow links in it to trigger the main rendering
> I think it would be good to add one or both of these to the spec.
I tried testing this but I couldn't actually find a modern browser where
there was a way to put content into a sidebar, so I'm not sure how to
We do spec rel=sidebar, which in theory lets make a link open in an
auxiliary browsing context, so it would make some sense to have a feature
to target back, if there is a browser that lets you use auxiliary browsing
contexts still. Is there?
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