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Re: Target attrib in HTML 4.01 Strict

From: Justin Wood <Callek@juno.com>
Date: Sun, 08 Feb 2004 00:19:50 -0500
Message-ID: <4025C6F6.4000505@juno.com>
To: www-html@w3.org

Toby A Inkster wrote:

>On Sat, Feb 07, 2004 at 01:00:26PM -0500, Justin Wood wrote:
>| It is in my opinion that the target attribute should be in HTML 4.01 
>| strict with the following guideline, only the built-in uses for target 
>| should be recognized, (_blank, _top, etc.)
>Well sorry, but you're a bit late. HTML 4.01 Strict was finalised some
>time last century. No chance of getting a last minute change in now!
>| It is my understanding there is currently no CSS1, CSS2, or proposed 
>| CSS3 property to achieve this.  
>No there's not, but there is in various scripting languages.
I understand changes are very hard to come by , especially since HTML 
4.01  was done by Dec 1999

I do ask for at the very least then, if it is possible.  How about a 
clarifacation to the Recomendation to specify desired behavior of UA's 
in regard to the "target" if the target attribute is ommited (would 
apply to strict DTD's also in this regard) where all links would have 
target="_top" in the like, unless otherwise specified from another 
means. If impossible I would at least ask that it be included in the 
next (is there to be a next?) version of HTML as proposed, at least 
until there is a CSS/Styleable attrib to support such an action.

Thank You,
~Justin Wood
Received on Sunday, 8 February 2004 02:46:27 UTC

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