[whatwg] Dialogs and prompts

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Wed Apr 11 18:28:20 PDT 2012

On Wed, 11 Apr 2012, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 4:26 PM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> > On Thu, 29 Mar 2012, Darin Fisher wrote:
> >> Also, there is a downside to the current convention of custom drawing 
> >> modal dialogs.  Web pages that mash-up content from varied sources 
> >> would need to have some convention for queuing up dialog requests. 
> >>  Ideally, modal dialogs should be shown in FIFO order rather than 
> >> all at the same time. This seems like a tricky problem.  It seems 
> >> like something the platform could help with.  I believe the <dialog> 
> >> proposal helps here. I think non-blocking alert, confirm and prompt 
> >> helps in a similar vein.
> >
> > The modal variant of <dialog> handles this (there's a stack of active 
> > modal dialogs).
> Note that <dialog>'s model is FILO, while Darin was asking for FIFO.

I'm not sure I understand when one would want to queue a dialog to show 
after another dialog has been closed. Does anyone have an example of that 
in a Web app today?

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