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

From: David Randall <DRandall@ie.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 17:22:57 -0000
Message-ID: <560D1CAD0901E444954578600B52066A50BBDD@MAIL02.ie.com>
To: "Jens Meiert" <jens.meiert@erde3.com>, "Simon Pieters" <simonp@opera.com>
Cc: <public-html@w3.org>

The company I work for builds online financial systems, such as credit card,
loans and investments.

We use target="_blank" for pages such as Privacy Policy, FAQs, etc as the
application process is a secure session - our clients want customers to
complete the application and not navigate away from the secure session.

Dave Randall

-----Original Message-----
From: public-html-request@w3.org [mailto:public-html-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Jens Meiert
Sent: 15 February 2008 11:29
To: Simon Pieters
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: Why authors are using Transitional (and target="_blank")

> I would expect that not being able to use target="_blank" is going to
> be a showstopper for many authors moving to HTML5.

Interesting (and I can confirm that this happens, too, at least concerning
the Transitional or Strict choice), but we might want to focus on more
education concerning links in new windows instead, outlining the
disadvantages of this practice.

Also, I am not sure if we could really only "make target="_blank"
conforming"; ad hoc, I do not remember similar cases that "legitimate" just a
certain attribute/value combination (and implicitly discourage from using

Jens Meiert

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