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Re: No tabbed browsing in HTML 5?

From: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2008 04:38:30 +0200
Message-ID: <48D310A6.4090404@malform.no>
To: Philip Taylor <pjt47@cam.ac.uk>
CC: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, hallvord@opera.com, public-html@w3.org

Philip Taylor 2008-09-18 22.51:

> The totally-independent-new-window use case (presumably for 
> security/privacy when you want to open untrusted links in a new window 
> without letting them detect where the user came from?) is handled in the 
> spec by <a href="..." target="_blank" rel="noreferrer">.


Did you include 'tab' when you said 'window'? Or is there benefit 
in opening an untrusted link in a new window versus in a new tab?

In short: Where is the tab in the "browsing context" concept? How 
is it (not) related?

It seems to me that technical interaction between two pages is the 
only valid use case for when an UA - on behalf of the author - can 
open a link in a new window. Hence I see no reason why a  <a 
href=URL target=_blank rel=noreferrer>link</a> should open in a 
new window instead of a new tab, except for pure user preference 
reasons.

But one should not need to set the noreferrer in order to say that 
a link should open in a new tab. Therefore, target=_tab could be 
useful in those cases when one definetely want to avoid that the 
users reuses the current browsing context, e.g. because one wants 
the user to have two documents open simultaneously.
-- 
leif halvard silli
Received on Friday, 19 September 2008 02:39:13 GMT

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