[NTLK] Pda-soft

Andreas MessagePad2000 at laposte.net
Sat Aug 14 18:11:37 EDT 2010

Hi all,

Thanks Frank, in the first place for your nice web site.

I open links in tabs, and find the current site very convenient.

Best regards,


Le 14 août 2010 à 18:00, newtontalk-request at newtontalk.net a écrit :

> Hi folks,
> while working on a web page I have noticed that in HTML 4.01 Strict the "target" attribute is no
> longer supported. Although all browsers that I know of still support it even if the document type
> actually _is_  HTML 4.01 Strict, this means that, strictly speaking, my pages would contain invalid
> html code.
> To the best of my knowledge this attribute was removed because the powers behind the HTML specs
> think that forcing links to open in a new window is impolite to the user. After all, if the user
> wants to open the link in a new window, he can do so without a problem.
> Still, I'm not sure if I should remove this feature. I assume that someone who looks at e. g. the
> disassembly instructions for a 2100
>    http://www.pda-soft.de/2x00_disassemble.html
> will probably want to see pretty much every image in higher resolution. The way the page is written
> now, seeing and discarding it requires two clicks. One click on the image (which will open it in a
> new browser window), and one to close said browser window.
> NOT opening it in a new browser window would require two clicks, too. One to get at the image, one
> to click on "Back". The latter is what made me choose the new browser window strategy in the first
> place. Going back to the previous page often takes, for reasons that are completely beyond my
> understanding, significantly longer than simply closing the new browser window. This is why I open
> almost EVERY link in a new browser window.
> How do you folks out there browse my site's pages? Would you consider it a drawback if images would
> no longer open in a new browser window? Or would you even consider it a benefit? I don't think there
> will be a unanimous decision, but I hope there will be at least a majority for one way or the other.
> If you don't want my pages to change in a way you do not want, make sure to speak up. Since this
> isn't really that Newton-specific, please do not post to the list.
> Thanks
> Frank
> -- Newton software and hardware at http://www.pda-soft.de

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