[whatwg] Resource loading in browsing context-less Documents

Boris Zbarsky bzbarsky at MIT.EDU
Wed Dec 19 11:34:50 PST 2012

On 12/18/12 3:25 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> 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).

Does it say to do that if the ownerDocument of the <a> has no associated 
browsing context?  What if it's not the currently active document?

> 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.

We can probably allow navigation for cases in which the ownerDocument is 
the currently active document of a browsing context, in Gecko.  I don't 
think we'll be allowing it in the other cases...


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