I have never thought of it this way, thanks for giving me this point of view! Nan -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Stephen Rider Sent: Friday, January 16, 2009 5:02 PM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] Target="_blank" error 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. Stephen 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. -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !