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Re: Problem with 'target-new' property and alternative suggestion

From: Orion Adrian <orion.adrian@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2004 11:16:44 -0400
Message-ID: <abd6c801040913081630442b76@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-style@w3.org

> I think you are forgetting one of the key aspects of CSS, that each user
> can easily add a "User Style Sheet" to take care of any rule(s) he/she
> does not want as they are defaulted on [x] website, and with Mozilla you
> can specify it on a per-site basis (without needing the site author to
> add an ID or a class for their site)
> * { target-new: something !important; }

Except most users don't want to learn CSS to do such a thing and it's
unweildy to require that a user write CSS to override what comes down
to annoying behavior.

I have to agree that rel="external" is a much more robust solution as
I believe it should be up to the user through the client to make this
kind of decision. We should be specifying things based on semantic
classes. Have we not learned the lessons of the past?

Orion Adrian
Received on Monday, 13 September 2004 15:17:09 UTC

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