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RE: New Window inform

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2002 13:48:53 -0700
Message-Id: <a05101015b97888c2660f@[]>
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>, Jon Hanna <jon@spin.ie>, <ij@w3.org>
Cc: WAI IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

At 7:51 AM -0400 7/26/02, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>There are now user agents that allow this in various ways. There are also
>user agents which take the alternative approach, of informing the user. For
>example iCab does this visually.

There's even another way to make this no longer an author issue, and now
a user agent -- or even user -- issue.  Using user style sheets.

Toss a rule like this into your user style sheet, on modern browser
with good CSS2 support:

      a[target="_new"]:after { content: "(This will open in a new window.)"; }

Ta da!  Problem solved.  Now all links that will create new windows are
identified for you.

No content generation support?  Time to get a browser that supports
Web standards better.  :)  Okay, just kidding on that, but really, this
should be a solved problem by now.  CSS2 gives us the ability to warn
ourselves, and a warning from the author isn't necessary.


PS:  I should add this to FUSSY, once I find time to get back to working
      on that project.

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