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bluebedouin
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Links opening in new window/tab

I've noticed that links using this format open in a new window[url]http://[/url] whilst this format opens in the same one. [url=http://]Link[/url]
I've tried different variations of "target=blank" but nothing seems to work.
Looking at the page source it seems to be a "back end" fix that's needed.Can that be done?:D
Edit;
Forgot to say,I know it can be done with right click but not on left.

Oh,while I'm here!Any chance of an increase on sig characters?

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Sun 31 Jan 2010 @ 18:18 View bluebedouin   Email bluebedouin   Edit this messageQuote this messagePMQuote this message
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From what I understand, 'target=blank' is being written out of webpages as most browsers use tabs, and there is an associated etiquette regarding forcing the opening of links in a new window. Having worked on the Execalibre Dragon Boat Club website, I am unaware of any code which opens links in a new tab.

If you use Firefox, clicking the mouse wheel on a link will open it in a new tab and will overwrite the 'target=blank' code.

Hope this helps!

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Colin Birch
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Yup, you're right. There's currently no way of forcing a browser to open in a new tab and the target_blank is being phased out. Stupid if you ask me as there's no replacement for it.

I've increased the sig length by 50

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bluebedouin
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Ed-Don wrote:

....If you use Firefox, clicking the mouse wheel on a link will open it in a new tab and will overwrite the 'target=blank' code.

Hope this helps!

Thanks Ed.Just tested that in IE & Opera too.Works the same.;]
Isn't it strange how much you(one)don't know?!I've only just been made aware of the joys of the home,end and page up & down keys!


Colin Birch wrote:
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I've increased the sig length by 50

Cheers Colin.You're a star.;]

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