[thelist] Target="_blank" error

Stephen Rider evolt_org at striderweb.com
Fri Jan 16 16:02:03 CST 2009

Personally I can't stand it when sites pop up new windows.  I'm  
perfectly capable  of control-clicking if I want a new window.

There's one site I go to that has "target" links all over the place --  
for different parts of the same site!  Spend half an hour there and  
you suddenly realize you have eight tabs open, all on the same site.

Just forget it.  If I click a link to leave your site, it's because I  
want to leave your site.  Trying to "hold" me there by leaving it open  
and kicking me to a new window is nothing but annoyance.  If I want to  
keep your site open, let me make that choice.


On Jan 16, 2009, at 3:48 PM, Bill Moseley wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 03:50:50PM -0500, Nan Harbison wrote:
>> How can XHTML 1.0 strict not have the target attribute! I use that  
>> often,
>> esp when a link takes people off the website to another site!
>> Does this just mean I will almost never use XHTML 1.0 strict?
> We don't use target and link off site.  Nobody has complained yet.
> Maybe people have figured out how to shift/ctrl+click links.

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