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longer a URI?!)avior of link traversal (was Re: usemap in XHTML 1.1 no longer a URI?!)

From: Etan Wexler <ewexler@stickdog.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 18:00:01 -0500
To: W3C HTML list <www-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20020314225903.CEE072ACE9@server5.safepages.com>
Joe Kaczmarek wrote:

> That is a good reason for [opening] new windows, and that 
reason sounds
> even better when you couple it with novice users. How 
many browsers 
> come with manuals? How many users read them? Opening 
links in new 
> browser windows when [one is] still reading the text 
containing those 
> links is a good idea, but how many novice browser users 
(like those 
> who purchase a personal computer just to "surf the web") 
know how to 
> open links in new browser windows?

The real problem, then, is people's widespread ignorance of 
features of software that said people typically use.  Can we fix 
this problem by catering to ignorance?  I believe not.  I have no 
pat answers for this problem, but I feel strongly that we 
should avoid so-called quick fixes, which too often are 
long-term impediments to real solutions.

Etan Wexler
Received on Thursday, 14 March 2002 18:02:01 UTC

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