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Re: Why authors are using Transitional (and target="_blank")

From: Thomas Broyer <t.broyer@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 20:35:00 +0100
Message-ID: <a9699fd20802131135k240eceackc8f6805a5f9ff40c@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-html@w3.org

On Feb 13, 2008 7:00 PM, Simon Pieters wrote:
> I made a straw poll about why people are using Transitional:
>    http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/showthread.php?p=3722104
> Judging from that poll, common reasons are:
>    * Desire to use target="_blank".
>    * Other people's software emit stuff that only validates as
>      Transitional (target="_blank" in particular).

How many use Transitional because they want/have to use the target=
attribute with a value other than _blank?

> For these reasons, I'd suggest to make target="_blank" conforming.

Is coining names that hard?

e.g. <a href="http://www.google.com/search?q=Thomas+Broyer"
target="me_on_google">Search for me on Google</a>
or <a href="http://bigtits.example.com" target="wordpress_12">Maybe my
site can interest you</a>

Thomas Broyer
Received on Wednesday, 13 February 2008 19:35:07 GMT

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