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Re: error in Tech example of target att

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
Date: Tue, 29 Feb 2000 16:19:00 -0600
Message-Id: <4.1.20000229161440.00a61770@staff.uiuc.edu>
To: Nir Dagan <nir@nirdagan.com>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Thanks for comments.
In general the guidelines do not tell developers not to do something.  What
we do say is that they should conform to open standards that are accessible
like the ones available from the W3C and then in the Web Content Guidelines
for authors to use correct markup.  If a user agent wants to extend the
functionality through some proprietary markup, we don't say not to do it.
This could lead to a long list of items that would be beyond the capability
of the working group to manage.


At 03:50 PM 2/29/00 -0500, Nir Dagan wrote:
>In http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/WD-UAAG10-TECHS-20000128/
>article 4.16: 
>there is an (implicit HTML) markup example of <a target="_new"> 
>To make a long story short, replacing "_new" 
>with "_blank" in the example, would be a good change.
>To keep a long story long:
>In HTML the value of target must begin with a letter [a-zA-Z]
>unless it is a reserved name starting with an underscore. "_new" 
>is not one of these reserved names.
>See: http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/types.html#type-frame-target
>where it says:
>"6.16 Frame target names
>Except for the reserved names listed below, frame target names 
>(%FrameTarget; in the DTD) must begin with an alphabetic 
>character (a-zA-Z). User agents should ignore all other 
>target names."
>Nir Dagan
>Assistant Professor of Economics
>Brown University 
>Providence, RI

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