No more chromeless popup windows
Browser Makers Band Together Against Phishers: the makers of Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Konqueror have agreed to implement a common set of security features in their browsers. One feature is tinting the address bar green and displaying a padlock icon when you visit a site that has a “highly-assured” digital certificate. Visiting a suspicious site will instead turn the address bar red.
Similar features have already been implemented in several browsers, so that isn’t really anything new. However, a more interesting feature the browser makers have agreed on is preventing chromeless popup windows. Browsers will put an address bar in every browser window to prevent sites from mimicking system dialog boxes. Excellent.
I would also like to see some kind of warning or message displayed in windows opened by links with a target attribute. Maybe that would make some site owners think twice before forcing links to open in new windows, and help users keep track of which browser window is the original one.
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