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

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 18:17:58 -0600
Message-ID: <47BCC336.9050501@mit.edu>
To: Philip TAYLOR <Philip-and-LeKhanh@Royal-Tunbridge-Wells.Org>
CC: public-html@w3.org

Philip TAYLOR wrote:
> The decision as to whether to open in the same
> window, the same window but a new tab, or in
> a new window, should be the user's and the user's
> alone.  The document can offer guidance (such as
> "best opened in a new window"), but should not
> enforce that behaviour.

For what it's worth, Gecko treats target="_blank" as exactly such a 
hint.  There is a user preference for where to actually target the load.

Received on Thursday, 21 February 2008 00:19:19 UTC

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