[whatwg] Resource loading in browsing context-less Documents
ian at hixie.ch
Tue Dec 18 15:25:31 PST 2012
On Fri, 5 Oct 2012, Glenn Maynard wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 5:04 PM, Glenn Maynard <glenn at zewt.org> wrote:
> > a.click() is definitely not a no-op when not in a document, at least in
> > WebKit. I've used this in place of window.open, to use rel=noreferrer (
> > http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-whatwg-archive/2012Aug/0238.html
> > ).
> > <script>var a = document.createElement("a"); a.href = "http://google.com";
> > a.click();</script>
> > (This seems to not work in Firefox. This code was iOS-specific--code
> > running inside an app--so testing in FF wasn't an issue at the time.)
> followup: http://krijnhoetmer.nl/irc-logs/whatwg/20121006#l-8
> (Not sure which of WebKit or FF are correct above--maybe that's worth
> chasing down--but that's a separate issue.)
Looking at the spec and at browsers more carefully, it seems that this is
actually per spec (i.e. the spec says to follow the link). IE and Firefox
apparently don't, WebKit and Opera apparently do. I've left the spec as is
since it seems harmless and half the browsers do it.
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