The biggest problem users have had with Watir to date have been
dealing with modal dialogs – dialog boxes that block user input to
the main page when they appear. There are actually several types of
these dialogs and they have offered varying degrees of difficulty to
Watir users. We have had awkward methods for dealing with some,
intermittently unreliable methods for others, and nothing buy
avoidance strategies for still others.
We have been researching these problems and now have effective
approaches for each of these types of dialogs. Watir 1.5 will include
clear and robust support for all types of web dialogs.