[whatwg] Proposal: target="_tab"

Borek Bernard borekbe at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Jun 10 13:08:58 PDT 2008

>From my brief testing, _tab opens a new window so it should be backwards compatible.

----- Original Message ----
From: João Eiras <joao.eiras at gmail.com>
To: Borek Bernard <borekbe at yahoo.co.uk>; whatwg at lists.whatwg.org
Sent: Tuesday, 10 June, 2008 6:03:51 PM
Subject: Re: [whatwg] Proposal: target="_tab"

This approach however has two problems:
  - user agent that don't support _tab which would have to interpret as  
_blank, or _self, so this case need to be predicted in the spec, if any
  - that value is not backwards compatible. I'd expect for an user agent  
that does not support tabs to open a new window, but a unknwon target  
opens in the same window, so you'll probably will have to make up  
something different.

Na , Borek Bernard <borekbe at yahoo.co.uk> escreveu:

>>>>> IMO, both _blank and _tab should always open in the same window,  
>>>>> under a new tab. ... Browsers currently already support this. So, I  
>>>>> think it's therefore redundant.
> As you stated, that is your user preference and my preference can be  
> different. You are lucky that your preference fits in current browsers'  
> feature set, I have argued in the forum post linked before [1] that I  
> don't think it's reasonable to expect the required level of browser  
> customizeability any time soon.
> [1] http://forums.whatwg.org/viewtopic.php?t=186
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