[webkit-dev] _blank hrefs and new windows

Artem Ananiev Artem.Ananiev at Sun.COM
Mon Apr 7 09:09:33 PDT 2008


I have experienced the following problem with WebKit (Java port). The 
page code is simple:

   <a href="a.html" target="_blank">Open window</a>
   <a href="javascript:window.open('a.html', '_blank')">Open window</a>

When I right-click on the first link and select 'Open in a new window' 
from context menu, a new window is created and shown - that's fine. 
However, left-click on the first link loads the page 'a.html' in the 
same window - this looks strange to me as the target is _blank.

The second link behaves as expected: it opens a new window with 
left-click and does nothing with right click.

I suppose target="_blank" is handled completely differently than opening 
a new window with a context menu. Is it related to popup blocking and 
different policies in FrameLoaderClient class? Another strange thing is 
that I couldn't find any references to ChromeClient::createWindow() 
method - it is responsible for creating a new window, at least triggered 
from context menu - other than from ContextMenuController...



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