[NTLK] Survey on opening images in new browser windows

Dennis B. Swaney romad at aol.com
Sat Aug 14 18:02:03 EDT 2010

On 14/08/10 12:48PDT, Frank Gruendel wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I have made a little survey page. Please take a couple of seconds to vote. After all, it is YOU who
> I want to make things as easy as possible for.
> I posted the reason for this survey yesterday. For those who missed it, here it is again in a
> nutshell:
> Throughout my site www.pda-soft.de, clicking a small image usually opens the image in higher
> resolution in a new browser window.
> The current HTML specification (HTML 4.01) does no longer support this feature in the STRICT
> version. Although all browsers I have tried it with couldn't care less and open the new window just
> fine, using this feature would make almost every page on my site not fully HTML compliant, which
> might or might not cause problems in the future.
> The main reason for my decision to use the new browser window approach was the fact that re-loading
> a page after clicking on BACK often takes significantly longer than simply closing a second browser
> window.
> Before I remove this feature and make my pages 100% HTML 4.01 compliant, I want to make sure that
> YOU, my users, wouldn't consider this change a major drawback.
> The survey page requires MacroMedia Player in a version newer than 5.0, so I'm not sure if it will
> work with all browsers on all platforms. I've quick-tested it on Windows XP using IE7, Firefox and
> Opera.
> Before you click on "Vote", please make sure to click on one of the options. By default both are
> selected, which makes exactly zero sense in my opinion. Unfortunately, Strato does not allow to
> change this, and moreover, who am I to argue with Strato's CGI programmers...
> The survey is here:
> 	http://www.pda-soft.de/cgi-data/webvoting/1_poll.swf
> Please do take the little time and vote. You will make my site more user-friendly (or prevent it
> from becoming more user-unfriendly).
> Thanks
> Frank


Two suggestions:

1. Add a 3rd option to the poll:
Please open high resolution images in a new tab. (This is what I'd prefer.)

2. Have you considered using HTML 5 as opposed to HTML 4.01?

Dennis B. Swaney

Newton MP 2100
iPhone 3GS

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