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Re: External links in XHTML 1.1

From: Jonas Jørgensen <jonasj@jonasj.dk>
Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2003 03:31:07 +0100
Message-ID: <3E28BC6B.70204@jonasj.dk>
To: www-html@w3.org

Simon Jessey wrote:
> Since target="_blank" isn't valid, what is the recommended method for
> dealing with external links on a site authored in XHTML 1.1? Until now, I
> haven't found a need to differentiate between internal and external links,
> but I am now being asked to do so. Is going back to a previous version of
> HTML the only recourse?

Yes, unless you want to go the onclick="window.open(...)" way (you don't).

Ideally, you would convince the person asking you to do so that it 
should be left to the user to control their windows -- it's not the 
content's business which windows I want to view it in. You don't see PNG 
images forcing your image viewer to open new windows either.

Received on Friday, 17 January 2003 21:31:11 UTC

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