[whatwg] Target Attribute Values

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis bhawkeslewis at googlemail.com
Thu May 3 23:42:15 PDT 2007

Matthew Paul Thomas wrote:

> For example, forms sporting those "By submitting this form you accept 
> our __terms of service__ and __privacy policy__" links I mentioned 
> earlier are quite often sent over HTTPS. These are not cached by 
> mainstream browsers, because the browser vendors have caved to bank 
> Webmasters who threatened to block them if they were too HTTP-compliant. 
> So if such a browser was configured to open those links in the same 
> window, it would necessarily forget everything you'd entered in the 
> form, which would be annoying.

I suppose a logical behavior might therefore be for such UAs to open 
/all/ new links out of a HTTPS form in a new window, target attribute or 
no target attribute.

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis

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