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From Shazron <>
Subject Re: API function: Open url in system web browser
Date Thu, 17 May 2012 21:27:29 GMT
iOS doesn't differentiate what the target attribute value is (thus
ambiguous in Objective-C what the intent is).

Good idea - we could clobber, sure - and we add the native
bits to support this.

On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 2:27 PM, Filip Maj <> wrote:
> So target="_blank" is no good to use for this.
> A "new" API seems overkill for me.
> What about clobbering ?
> On 5/17/12 2:19 PM, "Shazron" <> wrote:
>>Punted this too much, need all of your input on this.
>>We need an API function on all platforms to always open a url in the
>>system web browser, right now each platform does its own thing, and on
>>iOS it is very wonky, relying on a something that is ambiguous
>>(navigation type value) through the target attribute of an anchor tag.
>>Basically, I agree with Andrew's proposal here:
>>JIRA issue:
>>See the matrix in the PG Build blog post:

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