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Re: [VE][108]Error Message Feedback

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2005 17:15:58 +0000
To: Brad M <braddm@gmail.com>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <20050124171558.GE19598@us-lot.org>

On Mon, Jan 24, 2005 at 11:08:27AM -0600, Brad M wrote:
> I received this error for using target="_blank"
> I'm not sure why.

You are using a Strict DTD. Target appears only in Frameset and
Transitional.
 
> examples at 
> http://www.w3schools.com/html/tryit.asp?filename=tryhtml_link_target
> and 
> http://www.w3schools.com/tags/tag_a.asp 

W3schools is not affiliated with the W3C.

According to the specification:
http://w3.org/TR/html4/index/attributes.html
... you need to use the Loose (Transitional) DTD.

New windows are not a good idea though:
http://diveintoaccessibility.org/day_16_not_opening_new_windows.html
http://www.useit.com/alertbox/990530.html (item 2)
http://w3.org/TR/WCAG10/#tech-avoid-pop-ups

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David Dorward                                      http://dorward.me.uk
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