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RE: No "target" allowed

From: Aapo Romu <aapo.romu@helsinki.fi>
Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 19:20:01 +0300
To: "Www-Validator" <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <JIECLNBHBMDCKGNGPJOFMEDCCBAA.aapo.romu@helsinki.fi>

'tabbed' browsing is familiar for me from Mozilla and Netscape. Firefox is
apparently next generation of Mozilla.

With IE or some other browsers however you don't have the choice of tabs and
as unfortunate it is we as a web developers have to always think of all
users.

Best Regards:
	Aapo Romu

-----Original Message-----
From: Potozniak, Andrew [mailto:acp7@citmail.buffalo.edu]
Sent: 28. toukokuuta 2004 19:07
To: 'Aapo Romu'; Www-Validator
Subject: RE: No "target" allowed


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 12:20:08 GMT

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