[whatwg] Proposal: target="_tab"

Kristof Zelechovski giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl
Thu Jun 12 09:38:16 PDT 2008

Programmatically controlling the containment of a new window is a two-edged
sword: you can provide for the lame user agent but you can also override
user settings.  The latter possibility is more painful; upgrading the
browser is easier than dealing with an impertinent Web site.
P.S.: If you want your answer to go to João only, just send it exclusively
to him.

-----Original Message-----
From: Borek Bernard [mailto:borekbe at yahoo.co.uk] 
Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2008 11:25 AM
To: Joao Eiras; Kristof Zelechovski; Ian Hickson; whatwg at lists.whatwg.org
Subject: Re: [whatwg] Proposal: target="_tab"

Hi João,

I'm not sure why you keep insisting that it's up to the browser -- IMO, it's
up to the USER. Please read all my arguments before, it's not true that a
user using a tabbed browser always prefers opening new tabs instead of new
windows. That's just your user preference.

Also, having means to open new tabs as opposed to new windows in the specs
is nothing against the user preference, in fact, it helps to express the
user preference if the browser fails to provide it.

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