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

From: Daniel Schattenkirchner <schattenkirchner.daniel@gmx.de>
Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2008 15:51:54 +0100
Message-ID: <47B84A0A.80600@gmx.de>
To: public-html@w3.org

Henri Sivonen wrote:

> That's *precisely* why HTML5 should *allow* target='_blank'. When the 
> easily detectable way of doing something that you don't want authors to 
> do but they want to do *anyway* is conforming and supported by browsers 
> by default, it is easier for you to take counter-measures than it would 
> be if the authors used something less easy to detect and counter (such 
> as window.open()).

I didn't intend to oppose _blank's specification. It should be defined 
anyway. Sorry, I was unclear.

FWIW, I did a short test and window.open (with _blank), when it is 
detected, is treated almost exactly as the the HTML attribute by most 
modern browsers. Of course, it was no in depth test.

Received on Sunday, 17 February 2008 14:51:57 UTC

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