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

Viper007Bond viper at viper007bond.com
Sat Mar 22 10:17:26 GMT 2008

When _blank causes a new window to open, then that's your browser doing
that. _blank links open in a new tab for me in Firefox and I believe even
IE7. It all comes down to preferences.

Anyway: http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/6163

For the rest (post previews, etc.), make a ticket and write some code so the
new tab/window will be opened via JS rather than _blank.

On Sat, Mar 22, 2008 at 2:02 AM, Mahmoud Al-Qudsi <computerguru at neosmart.net>

> Hi,
> 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?
> -MQ
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