[whatwg] window.close() and user-initiated <a target=_blank>

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Wed Mar 7 00:57:22 PST 2012

In http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#dom-window-close it  
is forbidden to close browsing contexts using the close() method when they  
are opened by a user-initiated action. We think it would be better if that  
were allowed, with the restriction that WebKit has, namely that once the  
user navigates the newly opened browsing context (and gains a history), it  
can no longer be closed.

Anne van Kesteren

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