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Re: Popup windows & style sheets

From: Heikki Vesalainen <wes@clinet.fi>
Date: Tue, 19 Mar 1996 00:44:05 -0800
Message-Id: <314E73D5.6B53@clinet.fi>
To: Heikki Vesalainen <wes@clinet.fi>
Cc: "Scott E. Preece" <preece@predator.urbana.mcd.mot.com>, The W3 HTML group <www-html@w3.org>, The W3 Style group <www-style@w3.org>
Scott E. Preece wrote:

Where to display links:
> Should be specifiable (display-in: main-window | same-window |
> new-window) as property of the anchor. 
Couldn't these use the target names: "_top", "_parent" (... child,
cousing, uncle, wife...) and so on that netscape allready supports?
 
When to dismis:
> Should be specifiable (popup-duration: persistent | while-held |
> explicit-dismiss)

How about this: there would be two kinds of popup windows, those that
have "close" buttons and then those that stay on until you move the mouse
away from them?

> | - does the pop up need a title?
> Yes (should be attribute of the tag).

Do they really? I think they are not neaded as they consume precious
screen space (could this be optional).

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As popup windows are floting objects (you can move them around), they
would be ideal places for things like site-spesific navigation buttons
(talking about navigation aids doesn't sound nice).  I know there is
allready the <BANNER> tag (element) for this purpose, but it isn't
movable.

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If only all A HREF tags had width and height...

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Heikki Vesalainen
http://www.clinet.fi/~wes/
wes@clinet.fi
Received on Monday, 18 March 1996 17:51:11 GMT

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