A couple things

Lou Quillio public at quillio.com
Sun Mar 21 15:00:18 EST 2004

On Mar 21, 2004, at 1:39 PM, John Gruber wrote:

> Byron <byron at texturadesign.com> wrote on 03/21/04 at 9:18a:
>>  1. Not able to add a target="_blank" on links.
> I despise `target="_blank"` behavior, so you might be out of luck
> here. There is no way I'm ever going to ...

Hear, hear.

> The only thing I can think of which I *might*
> consider is allowing you to specify a link definition like this:
>     I hate when [links][1] open in new windows.
>     [1]: <a href="http://example.com" title="Title" target="_blank">

Yeah, and that's the way to handle non-essential attributes of <img> 
tags, as well.  Markdown's referential citation syntax -- which moves 
markup noise out of the human-readable text block -- is a particular 

Wonder if paragraph attributes shouldn't be handled referentially, too. 
  Seems like inline and referential Markdown should declare their 
discrete ambitions, the first resolutely spare and the latter rich as 
the author and his server can justify.  Keeps things readable, allows 
anything, rewards restraint.


Lou Quillio
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