[whatwg] window.status and window.defaultStatus

Bjartur Thorlacius svartman95 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 24 20:30:02 PDT 2011

Are JavaScript implementors willing to reimplement window.status? There 
are obvious security problems with drawing an author-provided string 
where a certain URI is expected, but could window.defaultStatus not set 
the name (_NET_WM_NAME or equivalent) of the script's window and 
window.status either override window.defaultStatus temporarily, or sent 
to the user, e.g. through Growl or as a Windows toast.
The window name is already accessible to scripts (by modifying the text 
child of <title> through the DOM) so no new security concerns are 
introduced. The Growl binding might well be better by a new function, 

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