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RE: No "target" allowed

From: Potozniak, Andrew <acp7@citmail.buffalo.edu>
Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 12:06:44 -0400
Message-ID: <9694214C2B3D0549B6950A5B2986149C9F6F8C@citmail.cit.buffalo.edu>
To: 'Aapo Romu' <aapo.romu@helsinki.fi>, Www-Validator <www-validator@w3.org>

You should try out FireFox [http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/].  It
has something called tabbed browsing, which basically is multiple browsing
windows in one actual "window."  You can right click and open link in new
tab.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Aapo Romu [mailto:aapo.romu@helsinki.fi] 
> Sent: Friday, May 28, 2004 12:01 PM
> To: Www-Validator
> Subject: RE: No "target" allowed
> 
> 
> 
> Hi!
> 
> I often surf the web in the manner that I find few good pages 
> linking to ie. different manufacturers with appropriate 
> search engine. Because in that case I'm mainly looking for 
> good link sites I prefer that those links are opened in new 
> window so that I get back quickly to the link site when I'm 
> done with the target.
> 
> So my personal opinion is that the technique is good when 
> used in appropriate situations.
> 
> Of course as with any technique you can make the usability a 
> horror if you use it unwisely.
> 
> Best Regards:
> 	Aapo Romu
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-validator-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:www-validator-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Pete Prodoehl
> Sent: 28. toukokuuta 2004 16:49
> To: Bernhard Kraft
> Cc: www-validator@w3.org
> Subject: Re: No "target" allowed
> 
> 
> 
> Bernhard Kraft wrote:
> >
> > David Dorward wrote:
> 
> >>
> >> Unfortunately I have lost the reference, but I recently 
> saw a report 
> >> written after observing users testing a website. Some links opened 
> >> new windows to Amazon.com - this caused a significant 
> number of users 
> >> great difficulty because the back button was greyed out.
> 
> See "The Top Ten New Mistakes of Web Design"
> 
>    http://www.useit.com/alertbox/990530.html
> 
> 1. Breaking or Slowing Down the Back Button
> 2. Opening New Browser Windows
> 
> (Violating the first two...)
> 
> 
> 
> > So some usability studies returned a result for a long question of 
> > mine. If I really should open links to external pages in a 
> new window 
> > ... I personally never had a decision on this but my boss 
> wants me to 
> > make links like this, so "our" website stays open.
> 
> If your boss thinks this will keep people on your site he is 
> sadly mistaken... They way to keep people on your site, and 
> get them to return, is to provide something of value to the 
> user, not through trickery or poor usability.
> 
> 
> Pete
> 
> 
> 
Received on Friday, 28 May 2004 12:07:59 GMT

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