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RE: FAQ xhtml

From: Xu Han-a21787 <hanxu@motorola.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2005 14:18:18 +0800
Message-ID: <FFC0F71CF81AD61193F700B0D078A70D0854A417@ZCH45EXM01.corp.mot.com>
To: wink@rocketcopy.biz, www-html-editor@w3.org
I think that whether or not a document opens in a new window(or within certain frame) is actually the behavior matter which is not appropriate to be defined on the document level.
For example, you may click on a link without TARGET attribute while holding down the SHIFT key to open documents in a new window. Most browsers support this feature. However, for links do have TARGET attributes, you're not given any opportunity to choice the behavior, the document will invariably open in a new window(or something else according to the TARGET).

From: www-html-editor-request@w3.org [mailto:www-html-editor-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Rocket.Copywrite"<wink@rocketcopy.biz>"@il06exr02.mot.com
Sent: Monday, September 26, 2005 6:04 PM
To: www-html-editor@w3.org
Subject: FAQ xhtml

The answer on "target" in xhtml is well written but a bit scary and lawyer-y, and doesn't really help.
The answer says "target" was never part of html strict, and if you want to use target, use xhtml 1.0 transitional. But what about when xhtml 2 (or 3 or 15) becomes the norm? Are w3 considering some type of similar tool to "target"? Or some other method of opening links in other windows? 
"Target" is a useful tool, whether it's really part of strict html or not. To lose it seems silly; technology is supposed to help, not hinder. Standards and systems should serve users, not the other way around.
Any information you have (even just on w3 plans and considerations) is greatly appreciated.
Thank you,
Wink Grise
wink@rocketcopy.biz <mailto:wink@rocketcopy.biz> 
Received on Wednesday, 12 October 2005 06:18:37 UTC

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