Simply Jonathan

Subtle browser request

How come no browser in the history of humanity has had an ‘open in this window’–button? Because they assume people don’t use target="_blank"? They do.

And it’s obviously not to keep buttons out of the interface — when tabs came to browsers, they implemented ‘open in new tab’. So what is it?

(Yes, I know this can be achieved with user scripts, I just wonder about why it has never been built into the browser.)

This is Simply Jonathan, a blog written by Jonathan Holst. It's mostly about technical topics (and mainly the Web at that), but an occasional post on clothing, sports, and general personal life topics can be found.

Jonathan Holst is a programmer, language enthusiast, sports fan, and appreciator of good design, living in Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe. He is also someone pretentious enough to call himself the 'author' of a blog. And talk about himself in the third person.