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Re: [VE][108] -- Question about XHTML Validation

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2009 10:12:19 +0100
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <8038330C-DB2D-407F-871B-6EC0A15B0D16@dorward.me.uk>
To: Paul Lindseth <paul.lindseth@gmail.com>

On 22 Aug 2009, at 19:30, Paul Lindseth wrote:

> It related to the "target" attribute used with the <a> tag in order  
> to have the link open in a new window -- this is the HTML I used:
> <a href="http://www.w3schools.com" target="_blank">

Oh dear. Personally, I'd rather people didn't encourage people to use  
W3Schools, they have far too many errors and examples of bad practice  
for my liking. I'm none too fond of new windows foisted on users by  
webpages either, they are annoying at best and accessibility barriers  
at worst <http://diveintoaccessibility.org/day_16_not_opening_new_windows.html 

> My document's DOCTYPE is Strict XHTML, but I did not think that the  
> target attribute was deprecated -- any help would be greatly  
> appreciated.

See http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/index/attributes.html

As with other frame related elements and attributes:

* Their use is discouraged
* They do not appear in Strict variants
* They are not deprecated

(Please direct responses to www-validator and not directly to me.  

David Dorward
Received on Monday, 24 August 2009 09:13:34 UTC

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