[whatwg] Resource loading in browsing context-less Documents

Glenn Maynard glenn at zewt.org
Fri Oct 5 15:19:57 PDT 2012

On Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 5:04 PM, Glenn Maynard <glenn at zewt.org> wrote:

> a.click() is definitely not a no-op when not in a document, at least in
> WebKit.  I've used this in place of window.open, to use rel=noreferrer (
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-whatwg-archive/2012Aug/0238.html
> ).
> <script>var a = document.createElement("a"); a.href = "http://google.com";
> a.click();</script>
> (This seems to not work in Firefox.  This code was iOS-specific--code
> running inside an app--so testing in FF wasn't an issue at the time.)

followup: http://krijnhoetmer.nl/irc-logs/whatwg/20121006#l-8

(Not sure which of WebKit or FF are correct above--maybe that's worth
chasing down--but that's a separate issue.)

Glenn Maynard

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