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Re: usemap in XHTML 1.1 no longer a URI?!

From: Thomas Hurst <tom.hurst@clara.net>
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2002 15:35:56 +0000
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020226153556.GA38372@voi.aagh.net>
* Joe Kaczmarek (joe@joek.com) wrote:

> This last reason is another good reason for openning links in a new
> window: novice users unfamiliar with their browser.

What helps novice users is a consistant interface; links open in the
same window unless told otherwise, forms look the same everywhere,
links look obvious, search bars are usually text gadgets in the corner,
navbars are usually down the side; by changing the behavior of the
interface you're actually making the novice's (and indeed, everyone's)
life harder by giving links two different adn completely arbitrary
behaviors.

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