Re: websites issues and referral to additional list?

Subject: Re: websites issues and referral to additional list?
From: Evelyn Lee Barney <evbarney -at- comcast -dot- net>
To: Jerry Kindall <j -dot- kindall -at- tecplot -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2009 13:13:59 -0500

Well, here is an example of how it works:

The link that opens a new (external) window as many times as you click:

<a href=""; target="_blank">The AnimalWatch Tutor</a>

The link altered to open the window with an external page, but only once:

<a href=""; target="foo">The AnimalWatch Tutor</a>

I said no " " -- but that is how you write it in the Dreamweaver target
box. If you are hard-coding, you do use the " " Any string of letters
that is not already reserved will work. Since all the reserved names I
know start with _ (are not strictly alphabetical) I think I'm safe. You
won't find this on the drop-down list. Just type it in.

It's not foo.html -- the url isn't touched -- just the target.

As for double clicking, it's easy to do by accident.


Jerry Kindall wrote:
> 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*)

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