[whatwg] <menu> and friends

Jonas Sicking jonas at sicking.cc
Fri Jan 4 17:21:45 PST 2013

On Fri, Jan 4, 2013 at 4:56 PM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> On Fri, 4 Jan 2013, Jonas Sicking wrote:
>> >
>> > Gah, strongly agree.  Simple example - I use "Back" constantly in the
>> > context menu, and would be really pissed if pages could easily kill
>> > that. [...]
>> Can you elaborate on what you mean by "if" above. It's already the case
>> that pages can in all popular browsers.
>> Please note that none of the proposals here remove that option. Not even
>> the proposal from Ian.
> The spec allows the browser to remove that option. ("User agents may
> provide means for bypassing the context menu processing model, ensuring
> that the user can always access the UA's default context menus") It even
> gives an example of how to do it ("For example, the user agent could
> handle right-clicks that have the Shift key depressed in such a way that
> it does not fire the contextmenu event and instead always shows the
> default context menu").

Sure, but this is purely academic unless browsers actually do this.

/ Jonas

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