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[whatwg] Target Attribute Values

From: Matthew Paul Thomas <mpt@myrealbox.com>
Date: Sat, 5 May 2007 14:23:44 +1200
Message-ID: <fef63b23a3ae95824621d0cf501eeb51@myrealbox.com>
On May 5, 2007, at 12:45 PM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> On May 4, 2007, at 4:48 PM, Sander Tekelenburg wrote:
>> At 01:32 -0700 UTC, on 2007-05-04, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>> ...
>>> [...] we don't have a set of modifiers to open in the current tab
>>> in the current window. I suppose that might be useful in some cases.
>> Definitely. iCab allows that through the contextual menu ("Link->Open 
>> in This Window"). It might be faster if it can also be done with 
>> modifier keys.
> ...
> We already have quite a few link click modifiers taken, including 
> Cmd-Opt-click. I'll make a feature suggestion to add something.
> ...

In Safari, as in Firefox, you can already ensure a link opens in the 
same window by dragging it and dropping it on the address field. So 
there are multiple reasonable ways for a UA to implement it, just as 
there are multiple reasonable ways for a UA to indicate whether a link 
is specified to open in a new window in the first place. So it is fair 
for HTML5 to encourage those things, but beyond that, this discussion 
may be getting a bit off-topic.

Matthew Paul Thomas
Received on Friday, 4 May 2007 19:23:44 UTC

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