target attrubte and the
embed element? Now I’m not 100% sure about the use cases for
target="_blank", but I guess there are some for applications at least.
embed element is cool but only if you don't want content fallback.
I understand your way of thought, Anne, but I can´t say I agree. And I´ve been feeling that a discussion like would rise for quite some time now, but I would not guess that you´d be the provocoteur.
My view on the
target-issue is simple - HTML is trying to be a monkey while it´s just a tortoise.
Browser behaviour is way out of HTML´s field of expertise, this is Java-/VBScript´s assignment.
embed I´m not sure, but I´m generally sceptical to the common use of Flash on the Internet...
Anne I encourage you to read Including Multimedia Object.
There are two problems with embed, the one which has been already cited in the example, and there is another which is due to patents. It was the reason at the start to not use this specific name.
Interesting thread, with the same old debate, about Embed element