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Re: on the future: was: Re: forms problem

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 23:56:31 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200201152356.g0FNuVn04642@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> <a href="chicken.html" target="chicken" onclick="if (window.open)
> window.open('','chicken')">

I think you need to explicitly return false in the no window.open 
case.  target="chicken" may not "popup" if there is already a
child called chicken.  target is deprecated, which might cause some
policy problems, even though it migh tbe better than the scripting
approach.

I think the reason for using window.open is the designer's dislike of
letting the user control things using standard browser window controls,
so they normally turn off *all* the controls that they can, at the same
time.  The other reason is that is the standard implementation of the
popup window virtual style in some authoring tools!
Received on Wednesday, 16 January 2002 01:30:53 GMT

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