Bug 15548 - What precisely is "the Document's browsing context"? Nothing seems to explicitly specify how Documents are associated with browsing contexts. Boris says defaultView isn't clearly defined or interoperable across browsers: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Pub
What precisely is "the Document's browsing context"? Nothing seems to explic...
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Product: WHATWG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: HTML
unspecified
Other other
: P3 normal
: Unsorted
Assigned To: Ian 'Hixie' Hickson
contributor
http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/...
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Reported: 2012-01-13 17:16 UTC by contributor
Modified: 2012-07-18 18:42 UTC (History)
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Description contributor 2012-01-13 17:16:55 UTC
Specification: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/browsers.html
Multipage: http://www.whatwg.org/C#the-window-object
Complete: http://www.whatwg.org/c#the-window-object

Comment:
What precisely is "the Document's browsing context"?  Nothing seems to
explicitly specify how Documents are associated with browsing contexts.  Boris
says defaultView isn't clearly defined or interoperable across browsers:
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/2012JanMar/0191.html  I'd
also like to say that documents have a selection if and only if they have a
browsing context, but I'm reluctant to if the concept isn't precisely defined
or interoperably implemented.

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Comment 1 contributor 2012-02-06 23:16:20 UTC
Checked in as WHATWG revision r6967.
Check-in comment: Be more explicit about a document's browsing context is.
http://html5.org/tools/web-apps-tracker?from=6966&to=6967
Comment 2 Aryeh Gregor 2012-02-07 15:16:08 UTC
Seems okay to me.  I don't know if this addresses Boris' concerns about defaultView not being precisely defined.
Comment 3 Boris Zbarsky 2012-02-07 17:17:42 UTC
It's probably fine for now.