RE: New vs current browser window for PDF?

Subject: RE: New vs current browser window for PDF?
From: "Jeanne A. E. DeVoto" <jaed -at- jaedworks -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2001 20:04:38 -0700

At 7:37 AM -0700 4/17/2001, Sherman, Bryan wrote:
>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...

Which is potentially a major issue, since the user has no reason to think
clicking a second link will obliterate the information displayed by
clicking on the first. Very confusing situation, frustrating for the user.

Personally, I never use named targets twice for information dissemination -
only for web-based applications. And even then it's chancy.

jeanne a. e. devoto ~ jaed -at- jaedworks -dot- com


*** Deva(tm) Tools for Dreamweaver and Deva(tm) Search ***
Build Contents, Indexes, and Search for Web Sites and Help Systems
Available 4/30/01 at or info -at- devahelp -dot- com

Sponsored by DigiPub Solutions Corp, producers of PDF 2001 Conference East,
June 4-6, Baltimore, MD. Now covering Acrobat 5. Early registration deadline
April 27.

You are currently subscribed to techwr-l as: archive -at- raycomm -dot- com
To unsubscribe send a blank email to leave-techwr-l-obscured -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Send administrative questions to ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com -dot- Visit for more resources and info.

RE: New vs current browser window for PDF?: From: Sherman, Bryan

Previous by Author: RE: About TECHWR-L and a TECHWR-L Conference
Next by Author: Improving .gif readibility in Framemaker .PDF File
Previous by Thread: RE: New vs current browser window for PDF?
Next by Thread: Editing Cross References in Frame

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads