[whatwg] Proposal for Links to Unrelated Browsing Contexts
ian at hixie.ch
Mon Oct 1 18:37:45 PDT 2012
On Mon, 1 Oct 2012, Glenn Maynard wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 5:10 PM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> > >
> > > + have the new page be in a new browsing context
> > ...it's a new browsing context (e.g. target="_blank").
> I'm not very familiar with the browsing context concept: what's the
> practical security issue here?
I'm not aware of any particular security issues involved here.
> (A good UI reason is "this is an expensive-to-load web app that's
> typically used over a long term, so you rarely want to replace the tab
> with links", eg. Gmail.
Right, that's bascally the use case. See the top of my recent long e-mail
on this thread.
> The all-too-common bad reason is "we want people to keep pages open in
> the user's browser for long as possible in the hopes that it'll make
> them come back by accident, so we'll sprinkle target=_blank everywhere",
> eg. amazon.co.jp makes *every search result* target=_blank.) This is
> abused so constantly that I disable it with browser.link.open_newwindow
> in FF.
Presumably authors in such cases would not use rel=noreferrer; I don't see
why they would want to.
On Mon, 1 Oct 2012, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> > I'm happy to make the spec not match implementations, if the
> > implementations are going to change to match the spec. :-)
> I certainly plan to change Gecko to make this stuff less lose there.
> But full disclosure: I have been thus planning for at least 3 years. I
> don't know when I'll get to it. It's not a small change. :(
Let me know when you've changed it, and I'll look into changing the spec
again. Right now, I don't think it makes sense to go against the tide. :-)
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