Bug 16730 - Support the window.createPopup() method
Summary: Support the window.createPopup() method
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: WebKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: DOM (show other bugs)
Version: 528+ (Nightly build)
Hardware: All OS X 10.5
: P3 Enhancement
Assignee: Nobody
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-01-04 06:18 PST by José Jeria
Modified: 2009-07-22 08:13 PDT (History)
1 user (show)

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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:

Examples can be seen here:
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: