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Re: Problems with the "Target" attribute of an <a> tag entry

From: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2002 22:11:17 -0400 (EDT)
To: Merlin Griscowsky <merlin.griscowsky@tekmerion.com>
cc: <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.33L2.0208302210460.22903-100000@localhost.localdomain>

On Fri, 30 Aug 2002, Merlin Griscowsky wrote:

> I was wondering if someone could help me figure this out.
> I was attempting to validate the following URL using the W3C HTML Validation
> Service for HTML 4.01(Strict):
> http://www.gla-missions.org/content/ministry_adoption_process.htm
> I managed to address all of the problems that it found, except for one.  The
> validation service outputs an error on this page saying “Error: there is no
> attribute "TARGET" for this element (in this HTML version)”.  The error is
> addressed to the following line of HTML: <a
> href="../downloads/GLA_Adoption_Application.PDF" target="_blank"> which is
> on line 46 of my document.  Am I attempting something invalid (I want the
> link to open up in a new browser window, because it takes a long time to
> load), or is the validation service in need of a tweak?

The TARGET attribute isn't in HTML 4 Strict, just Transitional and

Liam Quinn
Received on Friday, 30 August 2002 22:11:27 UTC

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