popup chit chat

Heikki Vesalainen (wes@clinet.fi)
Tue, 19 Mar 1996 17:29:45 -0800


Message-Id: <314F5F89.2D2F@clinet.fi>
Date: Tue, 19 Mar 1996 17:29:45 -0800
From: Heikki Vesalainen <wes@clinet.fi>
To: Charles Peyton Taylor <CTaylor@wposmtp.nps.navy.mil>
Cc: The W3 HTML group <www-html@w3.org>
Subject: popup chit chat

Hi!

> Is there a reason why ppl aren't looking at modifying
> the target?  (ie. making a paragraph, table, or <div>
> a pop-up regardless of where it's linked from.)  It
> seems this would be easiest when linked with ID
> attributes, but that might limit it's backward
> compatibility.

There's one more thing better in the targetting way compared to usin 
popupable tables or other elements: you can have one single dictionary 
file for all your texts.  If you allways put the popup window text with 
the original html, you might have to put the same popup note in many 
different files.

Using A HREF and target to address the popup text allowes a very big 
number of different authors pages to address the same single dictionary 
file.

-- 
Heikki Vesalainen
http://www.clinet.fi/~wes/
wes@clinet.fi