XHTML: Links opening in new window/tab ?


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metalive

Hello!

I am very new to XHTML. Is there rally no valid way to have a link open
in a new window/tab like with target="_blank"

Actually this isn't such a bad limitation, because this makes really
"surfing" the WWW much easier, as it doesn't clutter up your tablist. It
forces people to think about every link they klick and manually control
it. This gives more freedom, doesn't it? What do you think on this...

greets
nick
 
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rf

metalive said:

Er, G'day
I am very new to XHTML.

Odd. XHTML is merely a reformulation of HTML as an XML application, rather
than an SGML one. Nothing new really. You really should be thinking of the
difference between transitional and strict.
Is there rally no valid way to have a link open
in a new window/tab like with target="_blank"

No. The target attribute is absent in XHTML, just as it is absent in HTML
strict.
Actually this isn't such a bad limitation, because this makes really
"surfing" the WWW much easier,
Yes.

as it doesn't clutter up your tablist. It
forces people to think about every link they klick

I don't "think about every link" I click. I just click on them, expecting
them to open in the browser viewport/tab I have provided for that site. Any
other action from a "link" is IMHO rude and will probably cause me to
abandon the site entirely.
and manually control
it. This gives more freedom, doesn't it? What do you think on this...

No need to think at all. Unrequested additional windows/tabs/"popups" are
avoided. End of story.

Cheers
Richard.
 
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Arne

Once said:
Hello!

I am very new to XHTML. Is there rally no valid way to have a link open
in a new window/tab like with target="_blank"

Actually this isn't such a bad limitation, because this makes really
"surfing" the WWW much easier, as it doesn't clutter up your tablist. It
forces people to think about every link they klick and manually control
it. This gives more freedom, doesn't it? What do you think on this...

Don't you have a "Back" button on your browser? That is supposed to be
used when you like to go back to the site you came from. Oh yes, next
to the button is the smal "down arrow" button with a list of your
recent visited sites, so you can jump back several clicks directly.

I don't have several windows of any other software open at the same
time, why should the browser make any exeption?

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/Arne

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Andy Dingley

I am very new to XHTML. Is there rally no valid way to have a link open
in a new window/tab like with target="_blank"

Use XHTML 1.0 Transitional

Look up Appendix C too, and there's lots of past discussion about it on
this ng.

If you must use XHTML, you want a strict DTD and you don't need target,
then use XHTML 1.0 Strict

There's no good reason to use XHTML 1.1 or later versions. They can
cause problems for "real world" web work at present.
 

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