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Finding The New Acceptable Ways

From: Dave Carscadden <davecarscadden@hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2001 23:56:23 -0500 (EST)
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <F86qJHJdOKv7WxxI8sE00005096@hotmail.com>
To whom it may concern:

I have been using your validation service as I switch my pages from ancient 
HTML, and presentation markup, to XHTML and CSS.  It is a wonderful service 
and your organization is to be commended for it.

I am not an HTML guru, nor will I ever know all the specs. I managed to get 
my first page validated XHTML 1.0 Strict.  I was so proud that I decided to 
put your logo and link on my page as a badge of honour, but I then ran into 
a disqualifying problem as explained in the following paragraph.

On all the links pointing away from my site, I was putting a target="_new" 
tag into my code, forcing a new browser window to open, so that I wouldn't 
lose my customers.  After 2 hours searching, I cannot find the new 
acceptable way of doing this on your site.

Therefore I would like to suggest, for the thousands of people like myself, 
a search box for deprecated tags which would transport me to the section 
explaining the new acceptable way of writing that code.

Things like my above unsolved problem and others like the <br> tag.

Would this be possible?

Sincerely,

Dave Carscadden
<mailto:webmaster@dogbiz.com>

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