[whatwg] Proposal for non-modal versions of modal prompts

Darin Fisher darin at chromium.org
Tue Mar 20 22:37:13 PDT 2012

On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 4:05 PM, Glenn Maynard <glenn at zewt.org> wrote:

> On Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 3:38 PM, Jochen Eisinger <jochen at chromium.org
> >wrote:
> > I'd like to put forward a proposal for extending the modal prompts
> > (alert/confirm/prompt) with an optional callback parameter. If the
> optional
> > callback parameter is present, the javascript execution would resume
> > immediately. The callback will be invoked when the dialog that doesn't
> need
> > to be browser modal now, is closed.
> >
> I'm not sure this accomplishes anything.  It won't discourage people from
> using the blocking dialog calls, because generally the entire reason people
> use them is because the blocking is convenient.  People who don't need that
> are likely to just use any old dialog overlay script that they can style to
> match their page.
While it would be nice to completely discourage use of blocking alert()
I don't think that is really the goal here.  The goal is to provide a super
non-blocking set of dialog calls.  The alternative requires a fair bit of
code to
construct an overlay, etc.


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