onli wrote:How do you come to that assumption?
because they told me.
Today browsers have tabs and users can chose if they perfer new tabs or new windows.
The problem with the my_calendar plugin is special. When users click on links like www.example.com/archives/1234
or /categories/ they can read the article and continue reading the next article afterwords or navigate to another part of the website using the site's navigation. Users expect the same behaviour when the click on the items in "my calendar". Their expectation will be met if every item of "my calendar" links to an article within the archives but it will not be met, when the link leads to another site.
When I put links under my articles I always show where they lead to, so people are aware that they will see the New York Times or Google or whatever, when they click it. In "my calendar" they see the text but not the link. (Only few users look into the status bar.)
So, ideally, there would be different solutions for links within the same site and links to other sites, maybe even with an alert "If you click on this link you leave www.example.com
. Please, use your browser's back button to return"