[pmwiki-users] Xhtml 1.0 Strict
5ko at 5ko.fr
Fri Jun 27 15:11:42 CDT 2008
On Friday 27 June 2008 20:15:16 Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
> ...thus replacing some non-strict XHTML attribute with some
> This is one of those areas where I think that a strict adherence
> to standards leads to completely absurd outcomes. Still, I recognize
> that there are people who don't have a choice in the matter, so
> perhaps we can come up with a recipe to get %target=whatever% to
We could probably trust the users to decide if they would like to open new
windows and tabs (and losing their browsing history) or not, instead of
guessing and deciding for them.
Depending on browsers, users can right/middle/shift/ or ctrl -click to open a
new browser window if they wish to do so.
One usability-friendly, visitor-friendly and validator-friendly way to do
this is to use a visually different CSS style/color for external links (like
the tips at ) without any target attribute.
P.S. Like other fulltime internet users I find the target=_blank attributes
utterly annoying, selfish and amateur, but luckily my filtering proxy removes
them for me. :-) Most normal people, however, are helpless victims to the
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