Re: websites issues and referral to additional list?

Subject: Re: websites issues and referral to additional list?
From: "Jerry Kindall" <j -dot- kindall -at- tecplot -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2009 09:59:30 -0800

Thus spake Evelyn Lee Barney <evbarney -at- comcast -dot- net>:

> 2) They say: --Double clicking, or a subsequent later click, on a link

> that opens a separate new window, unexpectedly opens TWO identical
> windows. Second and subsequent clicks on any link should open the
> window that's already open, not a new window.

> I used the "_blank" setting for this, is there a better one?

Ev, I don't have any knowledge of Dreamweaver specifically, but it looks
to me like that's just an HTML target attribute (e.g. in the HTML it
becomes <a href="foo.html" target="_blank">). A target of "_blank"
means that the link always opens a new window. If you use any other
name (make one up suitable to your project, but don't start it with an
underscore), then the first link opens a window of that name, and
subsequent links use the same window if it exists (if the user closes
it, a new one is opened with the next link). (Also, "_self" can be used
to force a link to open in the same window as the document containing
the link.)

(Users are still double-clicking Web links -- in 2009! *boggle*)

Jerry Kindall, SDK Writer
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