Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Safari Background Tabs Reactivate

Jeff Johnson (tweet):

The madness in this case is Safari background tabs spontaneously coming to the front again, an obviously undesirable behavior. The initial report was for an obscure (to me) web site in New Zealand, but then I asked around, and someone said it also happened on ESPN, which is not so obscure (to me).


If window.open is called in a Safari background tab with an iframe browsing context, the tab comes to the front.

I’ve definitely seen this one.


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