[whatwg] Proposal: target="_reference"

Křištof Želechovski giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl
Sun Apr 27 10:07:55 PDT 2008

How about target="_guide" instead?  
A reference is usually lengthy and unreadable; 
the designer should know better 
than to treat the poor user with a reference.


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Subject: [whatwg] Proposal: target="_reference"

Summary: I propose target="_reference", which would open a link in a 
secondary viewport, for example a closable pane at the bottom of a 
browser window. This would be much less annoying and intimidating than 
target="_blank". It could be used immediately for providing help, and 
for linking to privacy policies, terms of use, etc within forms. 
Eventually it could also be used for footnotes and endnotes.

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