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

From: Brian Sexton <discussion-w3c@ididnotoptin.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2004 12:09:18 -0700
Message-ID: <003801c499c5$2b73e880$651aa143@desktop>
To: "Benjamin D. Smedberg" <bsmedberg@covad.net>, "Anne van Kesteren" <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>

>> Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> That information is already available from the link itself and therefore
> does not have to be presented (again) in an additional attribute.

I agree; whether a link leads to the same server or a different one is 
already determined when a URI is parsed by whatever function or method a 
client uses to respond to a click on a link.

> Benjamin D. Smedberg wrote:
> A browser cannot know whether gmail.google.com and google.com are
> "external" to each other, and they are on the same domain.

That is an interesting point--the use of multiple subdomains for what 
appears to be a single Web site is not uncommon--but a browser could tell 
that those both belong to the same domain, so options that make use of that 
information (e.g. Consider Subdomains to Be the Same Site) could be added 
pretty easily.  Even so, there might be some security considerations with 
that sort of thing.  However, there might be something to providing a way 
for separate subdomains to mutually declare each other to be considered part 
of the same Web site via CSS. 
Received on Monday, 13 September 2004 19:09:18 UTC

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