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

From: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2004 22:31:43 +0200
Message-ID: <414603AF.5050103@annevankesteren.nl>
To: daniel.pelsmaeker@zonnet.nl
CC: www-style@w3.org

>> I guess you mean 'target-new' (and releated properties) can only be
>> used when the element matches the ':link' or ':visited'
>> pseudo-class? (Like AREA, LINK and A do in HTML 4.01.)
> Indeed. But the ':link' and ':visited' pseudo-classes are intended 
> for styling, and they are not link-specific. 'target-new' is not for 
> styling, and actually is link specific. I think it will mostly be 
> used in the style attributes of elements, instead of in stylesheets. 
> Therefore, I would not add the 'target-...' properties to CSS, but to
> the XML technologies and elements on which these properties are most
> meaningful (A, LINK, etc...).

How are ':link' and ':visited' not link specific?

So you think a |target="_tab"| (and others) should be added to HTML?
(Hixie! ;-))

  Anne van Kesteren
Received on Monday, 13 September 2004 20:32:19 UTC

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