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RE: [css3-hyperlinks] Some remarks

From: George Chavchanidze <gch@rmi.acnet.ge>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2004 19:30:43 -0400 (GMT)
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.3.96.1040226193007.4892F-100000@rmi-sun.rmi.acnet.ge>

> Behaviors are seen as outside the scope of CSS
Views and scopes are changing. Once generated content was considered
outside the scope of CSS (CSS 1)
but now it is deep inside and I can't imagine CSS2 without generated
content (at least it would be less effective).
If there are pseudo-classes like :hover, :focus, :active, :visited 
why one should not extend CSS side control over links further?
At least CSS hyperlinks provide more productive and more accessible 
solution and I don't think that it should be abandoned just because
someone may see it outside the scope of CSS. If there is opportunity to
improve accessibility and to make CSS more effective this opportunity
should not be missed.

> Personally, I hate it when websites cause links to open new windows,
> currently either by the @target or some javascript, or whatever.
> If as I mentioned previously, this was known to the user, the user
> could then take action to prevent the new window, open a new tab
> instead, etc. 
So do I. But I think that if this issue will be controlled via CSS
(and not JS) then users will be able to adjust it from user style sheet 
or browser default style sheet. If necessary one can also prevent XHTML
links from 
opening in new window by setting
a[target="_blank"]{target:current}
in user style sheet.
Received on Thursday, 26 February 2004 10:23:39 GMT

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