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From: CE Whitehead <cewcathar@hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2007 10:56:42 -0400
Message-ID: <BAY114-F16A5024E3DA2AB7DB32047B36D0@phx.gbl>
To: www-html-editor@w3.org
Cc: www-style@w3.org

>Ah me, there may be more than an error (in that the root said the page 
>should be red and there were no links to change it and make any text 
>selected, but the page was green)

Would not it have been better to have chosen background colors other than 
red or green for the selector test pages???

(maybe mauve and yellow or something?)

(red and green are supposed to be confused by some people I guess; for me 
they just don't look that pretty together except maybe in Holiday tinsel)


--C. E. Whitehead
>* * *
>Also I think there is an error on a test page for the psuedo-element 
>(error:  needs to say "This page should be red." not "green" I think)}
>--C. E. Whitehead
>>The FAQ regarding the TARGET attribute, especially when used with ANCHOR 
>>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 
>>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 
>>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.
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