New windows? I thought Firefox users are seeing new tabs. How is this going to disorientate or even confuse anyone?W3C/Highway of Life wrote:The objective of this technique is to avoid confusion that may be caused by the appearance of new windows that were not requested by the user. Suddenly opening new windows can disorientate or be missed completely by some users. In HTML 4.01 Transitional and XHTML 1.0 Transitional, the target attribute can be used to open a new window, instead of automatic pop-ups. (The target attribute is deleted from HTML 4.01 Strict and XHTML 1.0 Strict.) Note that not using the target allows the user to decide whether a new window should be opened or not.
Anyway, the whole problem with all those new standards is that you can change them, but many boards using new phpBB versions not controled by you, will use the default phpBB package with no option available on their Admin CPs to reverse that change so they will not be immediately inclined to modify the source-code, installing a MOD for example.
It's like assuming all Windows users are going to drop Windows Media Player and start using Media Player Classic or BsPlayer.
That's why many users are complaining here. It's not the lack of any fixes (we are perfectly able to open links on another windows by changing some lines of codes, I already did that on my board), it's the number of outside boards using the default phpBB package that will continue to grow using this awful "standard". The "damage" is already done, if you know what I mean.