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Joel D Canfield joel at spinhead.com
Thu Nov 22 09:12:10 CST 2001

On our corporate site, all PDFs open in a new window. We don't have very
many offsite links at the moment. Someone mentioned the idea of a
notice, or separate icons for new window/same window. Cool idea. If we
were to add links that we thought should open in a new window (besides
the PDFs) I'd implement one of those ideas.

joel at spinhead.com

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Here's one for the polls...

What are your opinions on opening links in new windows? Do you use them?
If so, when do you feel is an appropriate/inappropriate instance? Do you
add warnings (e.g. "will open in a new window") or let the users figure
it out for themselves?

Personally, I add links to new windows if they are amid content that I
want the user to come back to immediately. If it is on a "Links" page or
something similar, I will have the link open in the same window, since
the user is apparently ready to leave the site. Lately, I have been
adding more warnings if I think users may get confused otherwise.

Looking forward to your thoughts.

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