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Re: Change proposal for ISSUE-85

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2010 22:37:15 +0200
Message-ID: <4C1A877B.6080409@lachy.id.au>
To: Joe D Williams <joedwil@earthlink.net>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
On 2010-06-17 20:19, Joe D Williams wrote:
>> We see this all the time with the target attribute where authors who
>> are concerned about validation do avoid the target attribute, but
>> substitute it for a technique that bypasses the validator with the
>> same result.
>
> That is a great reason to allow target='NewWindowName' as well as .js
> open('NewWid=ndowName'. Most browsers will allow @target and can be
> user-configured to open in same tab, or new tab, or to follow the
> author's wish for a new window that is a child of the existing. Then we
> can have a true multiwindow document which is a lot more fun than
> multiple tabs. I mean the browsers are rigged for it, so why not?

Yes, that is exactly why target is already permitted, and why I picked 
that as the example.

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Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software
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