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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).


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


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

Heikki Vesalainen
Received on Monday, 18 March 1996 17:51:11 UTC

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