RE: New vs current browser window for PDF?

Subject: RE: New vs current browser window for PDF?
From: "Sherman, Bryan" <BSherman -at- synchrony -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2001 10:37:08 -0400

Along those lines, we have the PDF open in a separate window by using
something like:
<a href="BI.pdf" target="PDFDoc">Business Intelligence</a>

By using the same name (target="PDFDoc") for each reference you avoid the
problem of the user opening a large number of windows. When the user clicks
on the link, a new browser window will be created only the first time, or if
the user has already closed the "PDFDoc" window. The only potential issue is
if the user wants more than one PDF opened at a time...


Bryan Sherman
Information Developer
Synchrony Communications
BSherman -at- synchrony -dot- net

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Hart, Geoff [mailto:Geoff-H -at- MTL -dot- FERIC -dot- CA]
> Anecdotal evidence suggests that readers get annoyed if they
> end up with
> dozens of browser windows open on their desktop--I know I do,
> and have read
> diatribes by others with similar complaints--but how many
> windows would be
> acceptable is likely to be highly subjective and thus highly
> variable. I see
> no reason why creating a single additional, named target
> window dedicated to
> the display of PDF would pose problems for most users; on the
> contrary, it
> would seem to be quite efficient to have one window that
> contains the HTML
> page that contains the PDF links and a second window that contains the
> opened files, since this parallels many other familiar user interfaces
> (e.g., frames in HTML with a table of contents on the left
> and content on
> the right, having the online help open in one window and the
> application it
> refers to open in another window).


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