[thelist] Another blow to pop-ups

aardvark evolt at roselli.org
Wed Nov 23 12:47:34 CST 2005

On 23 Nov 2005 at 8:12, Norman Bunn wrote:
> "Developers [at the] Toronto [meeting] also agreed to no longer allow 
> pop-up windows to be displayed without an address bar or a status bar, 
> making it harder for them to be mistaken for other types of Windows 
> messages, Staikos said. "You'll always know that window belongs to a Web 
> browser," he said."


"IE7 will join other browsers like Firefox, Opera and Konqueror [...] 
We think the address bar is also important for users to see in pop-up 
windows. A missing address bar creates a chance for a fraudster to 
forge an address of their own. To help thwart that, IE7 will show the 
address bar on all internet windows to help users see where they 

this article links to:

"The location toolbar becomes a permanent UI fixture along with the 
status bar."

both of these sites reference each other and the meetings between 
their teams...

nice to see everyone's trying to standardize some UI elements...

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