[whatwg] Proposal for Links to Unrelated Browsing Contexts

Adam Barth w3c at adambarth.com
Wed Jun 6 23:47:35 PDT 2012

On Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 6:59 PM, Glenn Maynard <glenn at zewt.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 8:26 PM, Bjartur Thorlacius <svartman95 at gmail.com>wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 06, 2012 at 07:32:34PM -0500, Glenn Maynard wrote:
>> > Please don't encourage yet more sites to open new tabs when I didn't ask
>> > for it.
>> It's merely a new browsing context IIUC, not necessarily a new window
>> (frame, tab, tile or whatever it's called this year). Someone that
>> understands the codebase of a modern browser could even make the back
>> button work, although he would have to restrict write access to the history
>> stack or tree as well, for security reasons.
> He's saying he wants it to force target=_blank, though.

That doesn't seem necessary.  Why not navigate the current window to a
new document in an unrelated browsing context?


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