[Bug 219887] [NEW] Firefox popup blocker fails when file dialog open

BlackenedSky caffeine.lord at gmail.com
Sun Apr 20 14:39:45 UTC 2008

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: firefox-3.0

Bug found in Firefox 3 Beta 5


Current behavior:

Currently if I click the 'browse' button of a HTML file input element,
the dialog box will open, but while the dialog is open, popup windows
are no longer blocked, despite it previously blocking the popups.

To recreate this bug, open a web page which attempts to open a popup
every time the page is loaded, but is blocked successfully. Set this
page to reload every x seconds/minutes via the reloadEvery extension to
simulate a page loading in the background while you work in another tab.
Now open another tab and navigate to a site with an upload form (such as
launchpad), and click browse. Leave the dialog window open, and wait for
the previous tab to reload. The popup will now display whereas it was
previously blocked from opening.

This has not been tested with any other dialogs, but I assume it would
be the same behavior.


Expected behavior:
Popups do not bypass the blocker when a modal dialog is open.

** Affects: firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

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