[whatwg] The target="" attribute

Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Sat, 28 Apr 2007, Bill Mason wrote:
>> 3) The back button is not considered reliable as a navigation aid if 
>> target=_blank is not in use.
> Can you elaborate on why this is?

I don't particularly believe that this is true. I made that statement in 
accepting for the sake of argument someone else's assertion from earlier 
in the thread: [1]

> Because the Back button is a horribly awkward interface for navigating, 
> especially for getting back to pages you visited a few minutes ago. (In 
> some browsers the Back button has a visible associated menu, but it's 
> hard to open -- and it relies on page <title>s, which readers probably 
> didn't notice when first scanning those pages, again because of poor 
> browser design.)


Bill Mason
Accessible Internet
whatwg at accessibleinter.net

Received on Monday, 21 April 2008 08:07:53 UTC