[thelist] Is Target dead

Shawn K. Quinn skquinn at xevious.kicks-ass.net
Sat Jun 19 16:26:35 CDT 2004

On 2004 June 18, Friday 01:59, David Dorward wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-06-18 at 00:17, Chris Price wrote:
> > This being the case I will not be able to open a page in a new
> > window using html.
> This is good. Usability studies almost inevitably come to the
> conclusion that new windows are harmful (and lead to panicked users
> wondering why their back button is greyed out).

New windows are great, when the user asks for them by giving the browser 
the command to open a link in a new window. It isn't the site 
author/designer's place to ask for a new window, and software like 
Privoxy makes it possible to automagically strip target attributes from 
such sites.

Shawn K. Quinn

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