[whatwg] Should target '_search' be taken as part of HTML 5 spec?

Peter Kasting pkasting at google.com
Tue Jul 14 11:07:33 PDT 2009

On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 3:39 AM, Honza Bambas <honzab at allpeers.com> wrote:

>  Target '_search' makes a link open in a sidebar (Opera) or sidebar-like
> window (IE). For some offline web apps would be cool to open sidebar by just
> one click. In other browsers (Firefox) web content could be open in a
> sidebar only by creating a bookmark, marking it as to open in a sidebar, use
> (click) that bookmark.
> So, there are tendencies and voices to open web content in a sidebar in all
> browsers but it is not taken as a standard. I would really like this feature
> to be available in all browsers.

Not all browsers support sidebars.  Notably, Google Chrome has no such

I'm also not sure why "search" semantically means "open in a sidebar".
 Those two aren't really related in my head.

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