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Re: "Special message to website creators"

From: Paul Davis <paul@ten-20.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 17:14:44 -0000
Message-ID: <004101c3adf7$76871f00$1bbbfea9@JAMESU>
To: "Jon Gibbins" <jon@nov5th.plus.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

I don't know if this has been said before, but doesn't Windows default to
opening each folder in new windows?

Depends what software you are using to build the page with, or what the
defaults are set at. In days gone by it was hard enough to get a visitor to
your site so was concidered foolish to allow a browser to effectively leave
your site when providing a hyperlink to somewhere else. So you would provide
instructions within the coding to open a new window instead. But this would
disable the back button. Not a good idea. What was demonstrated in the
posting a while back was the back button was not disabled when following a
link that opened a new window..............I think.

(now in a home for the mildly confused and bewildered)
Received on Tuesday, 18 November 2003 12:16:30 UTC

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