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

From: Karl Groves <karl.groves@ssbbartgroup.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2008 03:47:55 -0800 (PST)
To: Sam Kuper <sam.kuper@uclmail.net>
Cc: public-html@w3.org, Thomas Broyer <t.broyer@gmail.com>
Message-ID: <12421170.53491203248875435.JavaMail.root@mail.ff44a.com>

----- "Sam Kuper" <sam.kuper@uclmail.net> wrote:

> (As an aside, why do I target new windows? Usually for the reasons
> given by Marghanita: I like links away from my site to open in new,
> distinct windows. As a user, this behaviour normally feels intuitive
> to me, and most of the people I've spoken to about it feel the same
> way. At the very least, authors ought to have a mechanism for
> implementing this behaviour easily when it is desired.)

I know this is venturing a bit off topic, but in usability studies, people actually get lost after new windows are opened. In other words, it has the exact opposite effect than what you desire.


Karl Groves
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Received on Sunday, 17 February 2008 12:13:11 UTC

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