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[whatwg] Target Attribute Values

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2007 05:24:00 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0704280522280.71@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>
On Fri, 27 Apr 2007, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> 
> Won't this just lead authors (who care about conformance) to use 
> window.open(), with equally bad results that it's harder for the UA to 
> control?

I also made it non-conforming for window.open().


> This move seems to be taking the opposite of the logic behind the ping 
> attribute.

Indeed.


> One valid reason to use _blank instead of a named target to open a new 
> window is the fact that the top-level frame namespace is global, and you 
> don't want to collide with windows opened by other web apps, or even 
> other instances of your own web app.

Also true.

These are strong arguments for putting _blank back.

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