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From Helena Edelson <hel...@greenjaguar.com>
Subject Re: target="_blank" and other <a> tricks (Re: New Forrest site to add to list!)
Date Mon, 29 Aug 2005 23:57:39 GMT
Thank you.
I have a clean javascript that pops up a pre-sized window but I don't 
think I can implement it on forrest and frankly, i hate javascript.
I get what you are saying and agree, it's just painful to intentionally 
provide a link that sends users off a site. 
 
Holly


Gav.... wrote:

> *Note that target="_blank" is deprecated and will invalidate any xhtml.*
> ** 
> *It is a decision of the W3C that target="_blank" is not used because*
> *it breaks the 'back' button in the browser and is a handicap for*
> *both visually and physically disabled users. It is much better to 
> provide*
> *an explanation somewhere that the user is leaving the main site, usually*
> *this can be done in the alt and title tags of the link. This gives the *
> *user the option of right click > open in new window if they want to.*
> ** 
> *Using something like *
> ** 
> *<a rel="external" href="http://someothersite.com" alt="external link" 
> title="you are now leaving thissite.com">someothersite</a>*
> ** 
> *might be better.*
> ** 
> *Gav...*
>
>     ----- Original Message -----
>     *From:* Helena Edelson <mailto:helena@greenjaguar.com>
>     *To:* user@forrest.apache.org <mailto:user@forrest.apache.org>
>     *Sent:* Tuesday, August 30, 2005 3:52 AM
>     *Subject:* Re: target="_blank" and other <a> tricks (Re: New
>     Forrest site to add to list!)
>
>     Ah! I see, My IDE is not allowing it, checking the 2.0 dtd and not
>     letting me save, thinking it is not properly formatted. I'll have
>     to work around that. THanks!!!!!!
>
>     !!!!
>     Holly
>
>     Ross Gardler wrote:
>
>>     Helena Edelson wrote:
>>
>>>     Hi
>>>     Just tested this:
>>>     http://forrest.apache.org/dtdx/document-v20.html#link-class
>>>
>>>     doesn't accept target param in formats:
>>>
>>>     <a class="fork" href="../index.html"> <../index.html>
>>>     <a class="jump" href="../index.html"> <../index.html>
>>>      
>>>     for Document V2.0.
>>>     This is key for branding one site and offering a link to another
>>>     while not directing user off the original site.
>>
>>
>>     I don't understand your problem. I thought you originally you
>>     said you want to create an <a> link with target="_blank" in your
>>     output.
>>
>>     The above page describes exactly how to do that. If you look at
>>     the generated source for this page you will see that <a
>>     class="fork" href="../index.html"> in the input XDoc gets
>>     translated to <a target="_blank" class="fork"
>>     href="../index.html"> in the output HTML.
>>
>>     Isn't this what you want? If not please explain exactly what your
>>     problem is because I must have misunderstood your problem.
>>
>>     Ross
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
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