[thelist] evolt.org article submission

Erika ekm at seastorm.com
Sun Oct 19 01:28:26 CDT 2008

This is the page we're referring to:

It is Evolt's article submission code guidelines, published in April 2001.

Back in the olden days, when these guidelines were written, and before 
browser tabs, a lot of sites, including sites like A List Apart, used 
the "target" attribute to open links in a new window.  Even then, it was 
a debatable practice.  Now it's deprecated too.  And IMO today we should 
aim to validate XHTML strict, not transitional.

We should, and will, update these guidelines.  I've actually been making 
notes about this stuff just today.



Shawn K. Quinn wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-09-30 at 13:01 -0700, Erika wrote:
>> 2. Do we still need to put target=_blank in offsite links?  That seems 
>> like a significantly outdated practice to me.
> I never understood this. Usually, any time a link winds up opening a new
> window I didn't ask for, I close it and either drag the link to the
> address bar, or sometimes to a new tab. Thankfully, Firefox allows this
> on every OS where I have used it. (Yes, this includes the rare times I
> have no choice but to use Windows.)
> As a site visitor, I have right click and open in new window if that is
> what I want.

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