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Mozilla Firefox 2 Release Candidate 3 Available

Tuesday October 17th, 2006

Mozilla Firefox 2 Release Candidate 3 is now available for download. Users of previous release candidate builds can upgrade using the software update feature.

Release Candidate 3 includes several bug fixes resulting from feedback obtained from people using previous release candidate builds, and a few security and stability updates. For more information, refer to the Mozilla Firefox 2 Release Candidate 3 Release Notes.


#15 Re: 3 problems in window.open()

by jilles

Tuesday October 17th, 2006 11:56 PM

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Well, that's three more good reasons to never use pop ups. IMHO pop up browser windows are a usability problem and a sign of bad site design. I simply hate them. Most of the time I see that yellow bar appear that some pop up wants my attention I just leave the site.

Anyway, modal windows are a bad idea and I definitely don't want untrusted web sites to spawn them. So that takes care of point 1. Point 2 is easy as well: html has no concept of window ownership and the fact that you can mess up a perfectly good window by removing toolbars and menus does not really change that. So the behaviour of using the last active browser window for opening stuff is correct IMHO. 3 sounds like you are trying to implement a window manager in a browser script. I'm glad that is not supported by my browser, the web will be a better place.

So stop trying to do pop ups, please.