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RE: FAQ

From: CE Whitehead <cewcathar@hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2007 12:35:07 -0400
Message-ID: <BAY114-F347166DFDB5E42083E1FEB36F0@phx.gbl>
To: brown@mrvideo.vidiot.com, www-html-editor@w3.org

Hi, mrvideo/vidiot.com (also there is a note at the bottom regarding an 
error on a w3c page).


I do not know the answer to your question, am not with w3c, but know there 
are pretty standard targets (I thought)
'top' 'main' 'parent' 'new' (new is a nasty thing as it keeps opening a new 
window which is almost like having a virus; I have had some problems with 
'parent' but I assume it's me)

mozilla won't open new windows without the viewer's permission, but it will 
if the viewer gives it permission.  (Not so bad)

But, if you are hosted at yahoo/geocities then of course target does not 
work properly; when you type a url and a target this causes the page to 
reload in both the target window and the original window, slowing everything 
down (but some people do not know how to navigate with a back button and 
also sometimes you have notes about a page and it's nice to have two 
windows, so this is the only place I can think of where I need a solution; 
I've posted to yahoo)

{I'm more interested in knowing more about the pseudo-element :target { and 
:not(:target) } I guess and there are a few things specified but I do want 
to know if anyone knows off-hand if you can use those with non-block 
elements such as table cell elements (such as td as opposed to only row 
elements like tr)????  Does anyone know this?

* * *

Also I think there is an error on a test page for the psuedo-element 
:target:

http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/Test/CSS3/Selectors/20021129/html/full/flat/css3-modsel-21c.html
(error:  needs to say "This page should be red." not "green" I think)}

--C. E. Whitehead
cewcathar@hotmail.com
>
>
>Steven:
>
>The FAQ regarding the TARGET attribute, especially when used with ANCHOR 
><A>,
>has caused a discussion between me and another coder.
>
>The are so many pieces of documentation on W3.org that it is extremely
>to find what I am looking for.
>
>The FAQ implies that no HTML strict definition ever contained TARGET.
>I'm assuming that this even means HTML 3.2.  If that is the case, how
>can it be in 4.01 transitional, when there was never a TARGET to transition
>from?
>
>We are totally confused about the use of TARGET in <A>.
>
>Here is the other part that we can't figure out.  TARGET is very popular
>with <A> usage.  Yet it appears to have not been part of an official HTML
>definition.  Why wasn't it adopted?  There certainly isn't an easy way to
>bring up a new page/tab in a browser when using <A>, other than with the
>TARGET attribute.  The person I am talking with uses Javascript, but that 
>is
>not 100% compatible between browsers.
>
>We'd like to know the thinking behind the non TARGET <A> attribute.  Maybe
>the FAQ entry could be expanded to include the answers for the above
>questions, or include reference links to documents that do explain the
>issue with TARGET.
>
>Thanks.
>
>MB
>--
>e-mail: vidiot@vidiot.com                                /~\ The ASCII

>

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