[whatwg] Proposal for Links to Unrelated Browsing Contexts

James Graham jgraham at opera.com
Tue Oct 2 01:39:31 PDT 2012

On 10/02/2012 02:34 AM, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> On 10/1/12 6:10 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
>> On Tue, 19 Jun 2012, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
>>> On 6/19/12 1:56 PM, Charlie Reis wrote:
>>>> That's from the "[if] the user agent determines that the two browsing
>>>> contexts are related enough that it is ok if they reach each other"
>>>> part, which is quite vague.
>>> This is, imo, the part that says unrelated browsing contexts should not
>>> be able to reach each other by name.
>>> It's only vague because hixie wanted all current implementations to be
>>> conforming, I think.  Which I believe is a mistake.
>> 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.

I have no idea why this part of the spec is special enough to get 
undefined behaviour when we have tried to avoid it on general principle 
everywhere else.

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