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Re: Finding The New Acceptable Ways

From: Lloyd Wood <l.wood@eim.surrey.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2001 19:03:19 +0000 (GMT)
To: Nick Kew <nick@webthing.com>
cc: Dave Carscadden <davecarscadden@hotmail.com>, www-validator <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.4.43.0112121900060.5868-100000@phaestos.ee.surrey.ac.uk>
On Wed, 12 Dec 2001, Nick Kew wrote:

> On Wed, 12 Dec 2001, Lloyd Wood wrote:
>
> > > where gotopage() is your function to open whatever window you want,
> > > bearing in mind my admonition.
> >
> > presumes javascript is available, whereas target only really requires
> > frames.
>
> That is one of the merits of this approach!  Using Javascript for this
> means that "system default" behaviour is what the author wants, but
> at the same time gives the user more control than using the target
> attribute.

and that presumes javascript is _only_ used for spawning new pages,
and nothing else, so that the user really can assert control by
disabling it.

target="name" passes everything into a single named new window in a
frames-aware browser if a frame of that name isn't present - better
than target="_new".

L.

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