[thelist] Target=_blank or back button?

aardvark roselli at earthlink.net
Thu Jun 20 23:16:00 CDT 2002

> From: "Means, Eric D" <eric.d.means at boeing.com>
> > If a site gave you the option to have offsite links open in a new
> > window, would you use it, or would you continue your current habits?
> Actually, I meant to discuss that in my prior e-mail.  I think that's
> actually the best solution.  Sites which allow you to choose whether
> to open selected links in a new window or not (and which *mark those
> links that will do so*) are the best of both worlds.

yep, that's a keen approach...

and with attribute selectors, you could even use CSS to style all
offsite links differently (assuming the browser can see it)... i also
always put a "opens in new window" in all my new window links...

of course, on my personal site, i use XHTML loose, since none of that
flies in strict...

> Of course, then you have to argue about which way to default the
> button.  ;)


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