[whatwg] Proposal: target="_tab"

Jens Meiert jens at meiert.com
Wed Jun 11 02:05:40 PDT 2008

> > 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".
> In general, it's best to let users decide where the link should open.

Absolutely agreed.

What is interesting though is that authors can let open new
windows/tabs by HTML, CSS, /and/ scripting. I am not sure if this
functionality, that may ultimately impede user experience, can really
be considered structural, presentational, /and/ behavioral.

Jens Meiert

More information about the whatwg mailing list