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I've got another conundrum

**Geek speak**
Okay, so it doesn't validate anymore. I added some target="_blank" attributes to the links that are to outside sites so that they would open in new windows.... well guess what? It doesn't validate HTML 4.01 Strict anymore because it doesn't like the target attribute. Well #@!%@#*(%... grrrrr... Now I have 2 choices:
1) Leave the target attributes because if the links open in a new window it makes more sense. I'll just leave off the fact that it doesn't validate.
2) Take the target attributes out because I'm not sure if it has to validate for part of the grade.

This is so frustrating! We aren't allowed to use Javascript or anything we haven't learned in class yet(not that we've learned all that much, I taught myself style sheets... :-/ )


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Mar. 30th, 2003 09:09 am (UTC)
I'd go with #2.
Granted, that's more because links like that are a pet peeve of mine - Any browser I've used is perfectly capable of opening links in new windows on its own, so if I wated a new window, I'd do it myself (right-click and a key in windows, middleclick in *nix)

It's something I wish more browsera (than the current zero that I'm aware of) would let their users choose to ignore.

Javascript links are even worse - Those break whenever I try to open a new window, regardless.

Mar. 30th, 2003 11:11 am (UTC)
Re: I'd go with #2.
I'll second that.

I hate the automatic opening of new windows in general, but especially when they don't warn you of that behavior for a specific link.

I can only think of very few cases where I would want a link to open in a new window. They do NOT include links to pages that people just need to check out quickly and then return. God created the Back button for that. :-P

People can always force a link to open in a new window when it wasn't programmed to do so. But they can never force it to open in the current window when it was programmed not to.
Mar. 30th, 2003 11:41 am (UTC)
Re: I'd go with #2.
God created the Back button? Wow.

I thought it was Bill Gates or Al Gore. :-P
Mar. 30th, 2003 11:56 am (UTC)
Re: I'd go with #2.
Yeah. He made the Back button on the 8th day, when he decided he really only wanted a 7-day week. :)
Mar. 30th, 2003 02:17 pm (UTC)
Re: I'd go with #2.

Mar. 30th, 2003 10:07 am (UTC)
What are you required to have?
Are you required to be in 4.01 Strict? Why not move to 4.01 Transitional where you can probably still have the TARGET attributes?

TARGET was killed because it is part of the frame specification, and FRAMES were depricated for HTML 4.01.
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