[whatwg] Proposal: target="_tab"

Lachlan Hunt lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au
Tue Jun 10 06:54:38 PDT 2008

Simon Pieters wrote:
> In http://forums.whatwg.org/viewtopic.php?t=185 it is proposed that 
> authors should have the ability to suggest that links open in new 
> windows and new tabs. The suggested solution is to introduce a new 
> browsing context keyword "_tab".

I don't believe it should be up to the document author to distinguish 
between a page opened up in a new window or new tab, since that is 
entirely a browser interface issue.  Since several browsers already 
treat _blank in that way anyway, introducing a new keyword doesn't seem 
particularly  useful.

Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software

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