[thelist] RE: TARGET="_blank"

iris laren4 at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 22 14:58:01 CST 2001

i usually don't use target="_blank" because it
confuses newbies and people with disabilities, esp.
visual impairment.  veterans will know how to make the
decision themselves.

however, one site i'm working on contains a kind of
online course with some external links.  users might
want to have the course in one window and the external
site in another to switch back and forth easily.  

i code the text link normally, to open in the same
window, and put a small double window icon right
behind the text link with a tooltip and alt text "open
link in new window".  the icon is also explained in
the sidebar where the TOC links are (or will be once
the site is finished).


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