[webkit-efl] FW: window.showModalDialog()

Thiago Marcos P. Santos tmpsantos at gmail.com
Mon Jan 7 08:24:43 PST 2013

On Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 2:43 PM, Jussi Kukkonen <jussi.kukkonen at intel.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 5, 2013 at 6:15 AM, Sun, Xun <xun.sun at intel.com> wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> I posted this query on the product-dev at lists.tizen.org list but got no comments so far.
>> Could someone please comment if window.showModalDialog() would be a welcomed feature for Webkit-efl? (Webkit2 of course)
> I'm not sure about this... modal dialog (as specified in
> window.showModalDialog()) is pretty horrible. Is there a single mobile
> browser that implements it? For that matter, does any webkit browser
> truly implement window.showModalDialog() as modal? Chrome definitely
> doesn't.
> In any case my personal opinion is that window.showModalDialog() is
> not a correct answer to any sane question. I'm happy to be proven
> wrong though, so feel free to expand if you have a real use case.
> Personally I'd rather see support for HTML5 DialogElement
> (http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/interactive-elements.html#the-dialog-element),
> a cleaner implementation of the same idea. I have a recollection that
> there's at least some experimental code in webkit.

AFAIK WebKit GTK implements it with configurable options to disable on
runtime. While I also hate modal
dialog on browsers, people writing webapps might have a valid use case for it.

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