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Simple improvement

Posted by AngelOD [send private reply] at July 02, 2002, 05:06:32 PM

I was just wondering.. The system parses links typed into messages, but would it be difficult to make those links open in a new window, or does this violate some browser's implementation of HTML standard?

Haven't seen a browser yet that cannot handle it, and I think it would be a very nice thing to have. :o)

Posted by gian [send private reply] at July 02, 2002, 05:54:34 PM

It would be quite easy... all it requires is adding "target='_blank'" to the A tag. Me or one of the admins will do it when we get some time...

Posted by Psion [send private reply] at July 02, 2002, 06:59:31 PM

But who says that that is a good idea? Most web browsers make it just as easy to open a page in a new window as in the current one (i.e., middle mouse button instead of left mouse button in Netscape for Linux), but I don't generally see a way to counteract an explicit target. I think changing this would just make life harder for people who want to follow links in the same window.

Posted by buzgub [send private reply] at July 02, 2002, 08:19:13 PM

indeed. If there are many people who want this, I suppose it might be doable as a preference.

Posted by taubz [send private reply] at July 02, 2002, 09:14:54 PM

I always find it confusing when I don't know whether a link will open up in the same window or in a new one. Browsers should display links that open new windows with some sort of icon so you know what you're getting into.... So unless it indicates that, I think it should stay in the same window (as a matter of web design style).

- taubz

Posted by AngelOD [send private reply] at July 03, 2002, 02:51:14 AM

Well, I merely suggested it to hear what others would think of it. If most people prefer it to open in the same window, then I can keep on opening in new windows the old fashioned way.

The reason for suggesting it is, that on a forum I believe it's normal to continue to check the threads out, even if clicking another link to read up on something. However, I don't think it should be a preference option, unless there are about as many people who wants it, as there are people who don't. :o)

Anyway, cheers to you guys for giving some feedback. :o)

Posted by Mycroft [send private reply] at July 03, 2002, 01:24:01 PM

This is a little off topic, but is there a way to open a link in a new tab in Mozilla and Netscape 7, I know there is no HTML standard for such but does anyone know of some javascript or something that will do that?

Posted by metamorphic [send private reply] at July 04, 2002, 09:48:11 AM

well i dont know about code for it, bt good ol' rightclicking works fie for me ;)

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