[whatwg] Details on window.open

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Mon Jul 15 15:07:22 PDT 2013

On Mon, 15 Jul 2013, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> On 7/15/13 4:44 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> > 
> > Can't they just resize the window or scroll it?
> It depends.  It's common to open these windows non-scrollable (which UAs 
> usually obey) and unresizable (which they don't necessarily obey)

Fair enough.

> > What happens on UAs that don't have sized windows, like most 
> > implementations of browsers on phones?
> The pages are completely unusable.  That describes a whole lot of 
> pages...

Seems like we should stop obeying making pages unscrollable.

I haven't adjusted the spec to honour the details on window.open(), given 
the above. In particular, since some UAs can't honour them anyway, it 
seems wise for more UAs to just ignore them.

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