Closed Bug 820254 Opened 7 years ago Closed 7 years ago
Make the new tab preloader use the correct hidden window in private windows
We should use hiddenPrivateWindow now.
Actually, this doesn't matter, since the preload page is not privacy sensitive.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
I do wonder if there should be a new utility function along the lines of getHidden[DOM]Window(window) and we deprecate the appService (IIRC) one. ISTM there is no real risk of a private window using the hidden private window even when things aren't privacy sensitive, but there is a risk in people needing to understand the privacy implications before choosing which one to use. IOW, it seems we should move to a scheme where developers need not make this decision and they just get the correct one automagically...
That's not a bad idea. What we need there is a) a new bug, b) a good place to put that function in, and c) someone who wants to write the patch and update the callers. Things to remember: not every place in our code base where we use hidden windows has a notion of the current window. In fact, many of those callers do use the hidden window just to get access to a window which they can do useful things with, such as creating DOM elements through hiddenDOMWindow.document.createElement.
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