[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #290: Link to Wikiformatting should open in a new window

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Wed Jan 22 03:58:36 UTC 2014

#290: Link to Wikiformatting should open in a new window
Reporter:  siobhan  |      Owner:
    Type:  defect   |     Status:  new
Priority:  normal   |  Component:  Trac
Keywords:           |
 Here's the scenario (it's caught me out a few times). I'm writing a ticket
 or a response to a ticket, but I don't know wikiformatting so I can't
 format it properly. But there's a helpful link just above the Description
 field so I have quick access to the WikiFormatting info. Yay!

 I've written a considerable amount of the text and then I click the link
 for some help. It opens in the same window. This is problematic for two
 reasons, one minor, one major:

 1. I want to have the wikiformatting available as I write so I can refer
 to it. It makes sense to have it in a different window or popup.

 2. My expectation is that it will open in a new window or popup so I just
 click on it. But it opens in this window. This is not such a problem in
 Chrome or Safari because the browser retains my text. I just click back
 and it's there. It's annoying but it's not the end of the world. But when
 I '''use Firefox''' and click the back button in the browser everything is
 gone. So my lovingly crafted text has disappeared and I have to start anew
 :( When you spend 30 minutes writing a response this can be extremely

 And even when you know that it's going to open in this window, the
 positioning of the link makes it very easy to unthinkingly click on it.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/290>
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