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

From: Jeff Schiller <codedread@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 20:48:11 -0600
Message-ID: <da131fde0802131848y11d582fcm3ef5b238c928e358@mail.gmail.com>
To: marghanita@ramin.com.au
Cc: "Thomas Broyer" <t.broyer@gmail.com>, public-html@w3.org

On 2/13/08, Marghanita da Cruz <marghanita@ramin.com.au> wrote:
> In the early days (circa 1996), there was an imperative to use "target=_top" to
> avoid issues with the use of frames to surround other people's content with your
> advertising. News organisations in particular did not like this.

This is also required for links within iframes/objects that contains
HTML (menus, for instance).

I also find it interesting that Google Adsense uses target="_blank"
all over the place... Again, do we know the reason why "_blank" was
made non-conforming?

Thanks,
Jeff
Received on Thursday, 14 February 2008 02:48:19 GMT

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