Has anyone ever seen a Web application that relies on the browser's tabs as
part of it's navigation?
My company is considering this as a solution for complex data management
applications, where the user needs to open and work with multiple records
at once. The plan is that the initial page (on tab 1) would contain the
main navigation, including the search function. When the user selects a
data record from the result list, it is opened into a new tab. The user can
keep returning to the initial tab, where the result list is, and open
additional records into new tabs.
The data record tabs would not include application navigation, so the user
would need to navigate back to tab 1 to initiate a new task.
I'm curious as to what others think about this solution.