[whatwg] Target Attribute Values
Charles Iliya Krempeaux
supercanadian at gmail.com
Fri Apr 27 00:38:36 PDT 2007
Here's one use case....
In the online advertising business, ads are usually put in <iframe>s
for security reasons. (So the ad can't tell what page it's on... get
user cookies from that domain... etc.)
So... if you didn't use a "_blank" for the target, the landing page
for the ad would open up in the tiny <iframe> (instead of a new
On 4/26/07, Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au> wrote:
> This is regarding the valid browsing context names, used for the
> target attribute .
> Why is _blank still considered a conforming value? On IRC, Hixie
> mentioned that there are some legitimate use cases, but didn't list any.
> I've argued against popups many times before and heard many arguments
> for them, but I'm yet to hear of any legitimate use cases. If there are
> any, what are they?
> _new is also not specced, yet it is widely used and treated as a magic
> value like _blank in Firefox. Maybe it should be specced the same as
> _blank. However, IE, Opera and Safari didn't appear to treat it as
> such, so maybe it's not needed.
> Lachlan Hunt
Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.
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