So in this brave new world of XHTML 1.0 (strict), the
target attribute has been deprecated. The problem with this, my fine-feathered friends, is that no one, apparently, mentioned this fact to the masses. See, while you and I, or at least I, hate it when sites auto-open new windows for me, clients love having links open new windows? And why? stickiness. They think that if their site is hovering somewhere in the background, the user is more likely to just click a few more pages, and um, well, I guess like the site more? I don’t know. And I’ve yet to find a convincing argument for why they shouldn’t do this, except for the “some people don’t like it” argument, which, if you stop to think about it, is totally useless, as the people who generally don’t like are the web- or tech-savvy, who are not the primary audience for oh, 99.9% of websites out there.