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Re: No tabbed browsing in HTML 5?

From: John C. Vernaleo <john@netpurgatory.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2008 11:33:49 -0400 (EDT)
To: N-at-Work <info@n-at-work.net>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.1.00.0809181127540.9522@ganon.vernaleo.dyndns.org>

On Thu, 18 Sep 2008, N-at-Work wrote:

> So what do you think about ?_tab? as an additional keyword.
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/html5/#target6
> +

I for one really don't see how that is a legit thing for authors to 
decide.  Seems completely a user agent decision to me.  (Not to mention 
terminal based browsers like lynx and screen readers that would have no 
reasonable way to support it.)

I can barely remember how I used the web before tabs, but I still wouldn't 
want to give control of that to the html author (and as an author I 
wouldn't want that control either).  If it were added to the spec, 
then browsers would have to come up with a way to ignore them which seems 
like it means extra work has to get done by everyone.
Received on Thursday, 18 September 2008 15:34:33 UTC

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