[wp-hackers] XHTML Strict compliant replacement for target=_new
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Wed Oct 26 13:07:25 GMT 2005
Pete Prodoehl <pete.prodoehl at cygnusinteractive.com> wrote:
| Amit Gupta wrote:
| > Andy Skelton <skeltoac at gmail.com> wrote:
| > | Amit, I'll be satisfied when people stop trying to make their
| > external
| > | links open new windows/tabs on my computer. The only good excuse
| > | forcing open a new window, IMO, is to facilitate the use of an
| > | internal web app. IMO.
| > well, I agree that its annoying sometimes when all links start
| > in a
| > new tab, but then, IMHO, the links to other sites should open in a
| > window
| I can't believe people are still having this discussion in 2005!
| For the last 5+ years, the major graphical browsers, the ones used by
| probably 99% of the web using population uses, has had the ability to
| open a link in a new window by use of a modifier key pressed when
| clicking a link, or by use of a contextual-menu, or by setting some
| preference in a browser.
| Let the user decide, they have the power. Why clutter up your site
| functionality the browser already provides?
and the only reason I can think up behind this comment of yours is that
you haven't been in touch with the non-techy users lately & for a long
time by the looks of it. You just wouldn't believe how dumb a lot of
people are when it comes to basic computer usage like opening links in
new windows by keeping SHIFT(in IE & Opera) & CTRL(in FireFox) keys
pressed. Forget that, they don't even know or realise that they can
right-click the link & select the "Open Link in New Window". That may
sound as if we are still in stone age & people are on old 133Mhz
machines!! Strange but its true of several of the non-techy users!!
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