Nevertheless, a small part of me does believe that the website author should have his work displayed
as he intends it.
Think of it as being like an artist, commissioned to do a painting on canvas given to him by me. He has no say over it's dimensions, I do. Now within that canvas he should be allowed to do whatever he chooses to express his idea. However, I don't expect him
to start painting all the rest of my furniture just because it fits better with his vision that way.
In the case of web design, that canvas is the client area of the Window. The browser chrome should be sacred, it's there for the browser to communicate with me, not the web page I'm viewing.
And yes, W3bbo, I'm with you 100% on stopping webpages accessing the status bar.