Adam Fields (weblog)

This blog is largely deprecated, but is being preserved here for historical interest. Check out my index page at for more up to date info. My main trade is technology strategy, process/project management, and performance optimization consulting, with a focus on enterprise and open source CMS and related technologies. More information. I write periodic long pieces here, shorter stuff goes on twitter or


Tabbed browser flaws

Filed under: — adam @ 9:13 am

Apparently all tabbed browsers allow any window to pop a dialog
without saying which window it comes from, and let inactive windows
get focus in form fields (so you can be typing, and not realize that
you’re sending data to a window in the background). These should be
relatively easy to fix, but in the meantime, it’s probably a good idea
to not visit "trusted" sites when other tabs are open in the

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