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Re: External links in XHTML 1.1

From: Etan Wexler <ewexler@stickdog.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2003 23:48:46 -0500
Message-ID: <1736419373.20030117234846@stickdog.com>
To: www-html@w3.org, "Simon Jessey" <simon@jessey.net>

Simon Jessey wrote to <www-html@w3.org> on 17 January 2003 in
"External links in XHTML 1.1"
(<mid:000501c2be84$3a0100e0$6601a8c0@Simon2S0JP11>):

> Since target="_blank" isn't valid, what is the recommended method for
> dealing with external links on a site authored in XHTML 1.1?

I suggest a value of 'external' for the 'rel' attributes of anchors.
This carries no suggestion of any behavior on the part of the user
agent, but it is solidly semantic markup. Certainly, nothing stops a
user agent from considering the 'rel' attribute when traversing links.

-- 
With sympathy,
Etan Wexler <mailto:ewexler@stickdog.com>
Received on Saturday, 18 January 2003 00:26:06 GMT

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