Whether to hardwire “open in a new tab/window” into Clilstore links

There has been some discussion recently about whether the links from Clilstore units should have “open in a new tab/window” – or whether authors should at least have the option to do this. While I agree that opening a link in a new tab or window can be very useful, especially for exercises attached to units, I feel that it should be left to the users to choose this (using right-click), and that hardwiring it is a bad idea. Other people may feel that the users will not know how to do it for themselves and need the help of hardwiring. I have written up my views here:

http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/~caoimhin/obair/tools/diatribe.html

Has anyone any thoughts or comments on this?

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