[thelist] Target="_blank" error

Jason Handby jason.handby at corestar.co.uk
Fri Jan 16 16:13:12 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.

I guess it might have originally been a way for a website to implicitly
say "this next page isn't mine".

As a kind of largely futile disclaimer, it's right up there with the
huge email footers saying "don't read this" -- probably no legal basis
and all it does is get in the way :-)


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