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Re: Popup windows & style sheets -Reply

From: Charles Peyton Taylor <CTaylor@wposmtp.nps.navy.mil>
Date: Mon, 18 Mar 1996 19:11:25 -0800
Message-Id: <s14db575.047@wposmtp.nps.navy.mil>
To: www-html@w3.org, www-style@w3.org
Just a quick thought:

It seems that most of the thought on this subject is 
toward modifying the <a href> link to make whatever 
it links to a pop-up window, either via an attribute
or style sheet.

Is there a reason why ppl aren't looking at modifying 
the target?  (ie. making a paragraph, table, or <div> 
a pop-up regardless of where it's linked from.)  It 
seems this would be easiest when linked with ID 
attributes, but that might limit it's backward 
compatibility.

I don't think opening a whole new window is the way to 
go, partly since that's already availble from the user's 
standpoint, (at least in Netscape.)  IMHO, pop-ups would 
work best as short peices of info that might or might 
not be necessary to understand a document, depending
on how much the reader already knows.  (But then, I 
still have footnotes on my mind.)

C  h a r l e s    P e y t o n   T a y l o r         ctaylor@nps.navy.mil
The opinions and views expressed       ##  even though we're on our own,
are my own and do not reflect          ##        we are never all alone,
Those of the Naval PostGraduate School ##  when we are singing, singing.
               http://www.nps.navy.mil/personal/charles.taylor/
Received on Monday, 18 March 1996 22:07:55 GMT

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