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Re: Why authors are using Transitional (and target="_blank")

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 12:43:19 +0000
Cc: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <36C38E7F-504C-4AA2-99A7-D718E7A5AB8A@apple.com>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>

On Feb 14, 2008, at 11:54 AM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:

> On Thu, 14 Feb 2008 11:00:28 +0100, Maciej Stachowiak  
> <mjs@apple.com> wrote:
>> It might be useful to add a target value to directly support this  
>> use case.
> HTML5 already has rel="noreferrer" (yes, double 'r') for this. I  
> don't believe anyone has implemented it yet though.

I don't think referrer is the only issue that webmail sites like gmail  
are concerned about, they also want to prevent the opened page from  
having access to the opening page via window.opener or having any of  
the special frame navigation access that having a particular opener  
may imply. I'm not sure if it is reasonable to overload this behavior  
onto rel="noreferrer"; maybe it is. But it is definitely an issue  
specific to window opening unlike sending of the referrer header.

Received on Thursday, 14 February 2008 12:52:35 UTC

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