[whatwg] HTML Specification update request: bug 20939

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Fri Jul 12 10:29:20 PDT 2013

On Sat, 9 Feb 2013, Bob Owen wrote:
> While discussing with Boris Zbarsky, some work I am doing on sandboxing 
> for Mozilla, we realised that the sections in the HTML specification on 
> browsing context security and browsing context names, could do with some 
> clarification with regard to the effects of sandboxing.
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/browsers.html#security-nav
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/browsers.html#browsing-context-names
> The non-normative table, in the browsing context names section, does 
> cover many of the effects. However, if the normative text in these two 
> sections is read on its own, without knowledge of the sandboxing 
> sections, then the reader could easily come away with an incorrect 
> understanding.
> I have raised the following bug detailing all of this.
> https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=20939
> The bug also contains some suggestions for new rows that could be added 
> to the non-normative table.

I resolved that bug.

As a general rule, I encourage people to either file bugs or send e-mail 
feedback; sending both just ends up making one of them get a response like 
this one.

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