[wp-hackers] Use of _blank in wp-admin
hovenko at linpro.no
Sat Mar 22 11:10:01 GMT 2008
On Saturday 22 March 2008 11:45:42 Viper007Bond wrote:
> It was never an intended functionality in the first place really and it
> still works under XHTML, it just breaks validation.
The <br> tag also works under XHTML, but it does not validate as XHTML, which
means it is not XHTML, which means you should probably use the HTML 4 doctype
> On Sat, Mar 22, 2008 at 3:24 AM, Tim Kissane <tim at timbury.net> wrote:
> > I use many browsers to test page design, but Firefox and Opera are my
> > main personal use choices. I have set the preferences in each to open
> > tabs rather than windows (the default on Opera), so this is not an
> > annoyance at all.
> > Why has the target parameter has been dropped? I sometimes want to
> > force a visitor to a page to open a link in a new window/tab, rather than
> > replace the page containing the link. It is ridiculous for the authors of
> > the xhtml standards to remove this functionality.
> > Ah, but I digress... ;-)
> > WP rawks!
> > Tim K.
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> > "More hideous crimes have been committed in the name of obedience than in
> > the name of rebellion." -- CP Snow
> > Mahmoud Al-Qudsi wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > One would think that with all the recent standards-based discussion and
> > all, WP wouldn't be using target="" attributes on links; but I was
> > surprised to find that certain links in the admin center use _blank.
> > > This is annoying on more than one level - seeing as all browsers
> > > support
> > tabs, _blank will open the link in a new Window (except in Opera, which
> > fortunately intercepts _blank calls and converts them to new tabs) which
> > is pretty annoying behavior for us tab-lovers.
> > > More importantly, to the best of my knowledge _blank has been phased
> > > out
> > of the HTML standards...
> > > Any idea why we're using them?
> > >
> > > -MQ
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