Thank you for bringing this to our attention. The case in question is quite interesting.
With the default configuration options, the close
method is the only means
to close the ModalView - if we follow the open method convention, the close method should not be triggered at all. However, this is not very convenient, so we decided to introduce an exception to the rule for that particular case.
The callback suggestion is an interesting one. We will keep it in mind for as a future design change - we will have to propagate it to the other widgets who have similar cases, too.
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