Originally Posted by The Noob Coder
While that may be true on the technical side, no user will want to manually open a new window.
How do you know that?
was removed from the HTML 4 specification because the tenor was that people shouldn’t be forced a new window/tab but should be able to decide for themselves how they would open links. And I do know people who actually do this (you can also Shift-click a link to open a new window or Ctrl/Cmd-click to open a new tab).