[thelist] dumb css questions for valid XHTML 1.0 Strict

Meredith Tupper meredith at pintsize.com
Sat May 26 23:04:44 CDT 2007

Wow, got more than I asked for, and good information too.  Thanks so 
much to both Ricks.


Ricky Zhou wrote:
> Rick den Haan wrote:
>>* 24 of them double-clicked all links;
>>* 28 of them didn't know about the right-click menu;
>>* 17 of them closed the browser window when done with an external website
>>and wanting to return to the original page, 7 of them used the Home-button
>>to attempt to return to the original page, 5 used the Back-button to travel
>>back, whereas the last one just retyped the URL from his notes.
>>The second point is why I'm against the "let the user manage their own
> Wow, this is actually surprising to me, as I'd expect such users to rely
> much more on the back/forward buttons (which opening new windows would
> break).
> Random note: Woah, a website targeted at people from 65-88?  That's an
> interesting/rare case (I would have guessed that most people at that age
> would have somebody to help them with computer stuff).
> I guess the main lesson is to always consider the intended audience
> first (personally, automatically opening new windows annoys me to death).
> Anyway, Jakob Nielsen (a well-known usability expert), has a summary of
> when he finds it appropriate to open new windows:
> * http://www.useit.com/alertbox/open_new_windows.html
> * http://www.useit.com/alertbox/990530.html
> And hey, another sitepoint article (a good summary of the two above
> links): http://www.sitepoint.com/article/beware-opening-links-new-window
> Cool, I'm a Ricky!

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