On Sunday, June 20, 2004, at 04:14 AM, thelist-request at lists.evolt.org wrote: >> >> I MUCH prefer PDF and Word docs and all that other stuff to open in a >> new blank window. It is a shame to eliminate such a useful attribute. > > The attribute has been eliminated but the functionality has just been > moved to the behaviour layer, where it belongs. Just like deprecating > FONT doesn't stop you from controlling web typography, deprecating > target doesn't stop you from opening new windows. My beef is with the UNEXPECTED link to a PDF or some such. If I'm warned I have no problem with deciding what to do on my own (likely I'd choose not to click). I do tend to look at the status bar before clicking links, but not always. It's an opinion, certainly, but my opinion is that it is more polite to open non-HTML documents in separate windows. > The target attribute was intended only for use with frames to begin > with. Frames are obsolete, so target is obsolete too. Frames obsolete? Huh? What about something like Javadoc? So much more usable with frames than without, in my opinion.