[whatwg] Proposal for Links to Unrelated Browsing Contexts
ian at hixie.ch
Tue Oct 2 00:16:30 PDT 2012
On Mon, 1 Oct 2012, Glenn Maynard wrote:
> > Primary goals:
> > + have the new page use a different event loop if possible (new process)
> > + have the window of the new page not be able to reach the opener via
> > a named window.open() or target=""
> > As a result, I think these are also necessary features:
> > ...
> > + have the new page be in a new browsing context
> It doesn't seem like you need a new browsing context to achieve both of
> the above. (Maybe it's easier to implement in today's multi-process
> browsers, if you happen to be opening a new tab at the same time you
> start a new process, but that seems like an implementation detail.)
You need a new WindowProxy object, otherwise anything that had access to
it before still has access, and thus can't be in a new event loop. Saying
you need a new WindowProxy object is basically equivalent to saying you
need a new browsing context.
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