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

From: Philip TAYLOR <Philip-and-LeKhanh@Royal-Tunbridge-Wells.Org>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 22:17:53 +0000
Message-ID: <47BCA711.5070908@Royal-Tunbridge-Wells.Org>
To: Sam Kuper <sam.kuper@uclmail.net>
CC: public-html@w3.org



Sam Kuper wrote:

 > But seriously...

 > When the accepted and expected behaviour in userland is that a new,
 > generic window should open, it should be easy to author. HTML already
 > has the solution (target="_blank"), and should retain it.

The decision as to whether to open in the same
window, the same window but a new tab, or in
a new window, should be the user's and the user's
alone.  The document can offer guidance (such as
"best opened in a new window"), but should not
enforce that behaviour.

Philip TAYLOR
Received on Wednesday, 20 February 2008 22:19:58 UTC

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