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Open a new window with XHTML

Once upon a time you could say

<a href="link" target="_blank">Click to open a new window</a>

and a new window would open. Highly annoying if used very often, but sometimes it's the right thing to do.

And then XHTML comes along and this is not longer legal.

target="_blank" is "deprecated" without a single word as to what a poor developer is to substitute.

Here's what you do:

<a href="link" onclick="window.open(this.href); return false;">Click to open a new window</a>

Originally published: Monday, August 07, 2006; most-recently modified: Monday, June 04, 2012

Header? No, It goes in the anchor tag.
Posted by: G4   |   Sep 11, 2009 9:10 PM
so this goes in the header... or .. where .. and how does it know what window to open? what
Posted by: tom Zurn   |   Sep 11, 2009 8:47 PM