Bug 16730

Summary: Support the window.createPopup() method
Product: WebKit Reporter: José Jeria <bugzillawatcher>
Component: DOMAssignee: Nobody <webkit-unassigned>
Status: NEW ---    
Severity: Enhancement CC: ap
Priority: P3    
Version: 528+ (Nightly build)   
Hardware: All   
OS: OS X 10.5   
URL: http://207.46.199.254/en-us/library/ms536392(VS.85).aspx

Description José Jeria 2008-01-04 06:18:09 PST
It would be great if webkit could support the window.createPopup that exists in IE (since version 5.5).

The benefit of the popup object is that it can appear on top of other frames and outside the browser window. This makes it easier to create contextmenues etc. 

You can also make the popup appear x px relative to a HTML node, see:
http://207.46.199.254/en-us/library/ms536755(VS.85).aspx

Examples can be seen here:
http://207.46.199.254/en-us/library/ms533025(VS.85).aspx
Comment 1 Mark Rowe (bdash) 2008-01-04 09:13:17 PST
My googling indicates that Firefox doesn't support this either.
Comment 3 Blake Sening 2009-07-22 08:13:40 PDT
This is also tracked as Chromium bug:
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=17394