[wp-hackers] Use of _blank in wp-admin

Mahmoud Al-Qudsi computerguru at neosmart.net
Sat Mar 22 09:02:18 GMT 2008


One would think that with all the recent standards-based discussion and all, WP wouldn't be using target="" attributes on links; but I was surprised to find that certain links in the admin center use _blank.

This is annoying on more than one level - seeing as all browsers support tabs, _blank will open the link in a new Window (except in Opera, which fortunately intercepts _blank calls and converts them to new tabs) which is pretty annoying behavior for us tab-lovers.

More importantly, to the best of my knowledge _blank has been phased out of the HTML standards...

Any idea why we're using them?


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