[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #44007: Making a child theme link should open in new tab

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Wed May 23 14:11:35 UTC 2018

#44007: Making a child theme link should open in new tab
 Reporter:  subrataemfluence                   |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  defect (bug)                       |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal                             |   Milestone:  Awaiting
                                               |  Review
Component:  Themes                             |     Version:
 Severity:  normal                             |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  has-patch reporter-feedback close  |     Focuses:
                                               |  accessibility
Changes (by afercia):

 * keywords:  has-patch 2nd-opinion => has-patch reporter-feedback close


 We've discussed this ticket during today's accessibility bug-scrub. In
 core, target=_blank is discouraged unless there's the risk of data loss
 (e.g. when something has been entered in a form). There has been some
 previous work and discussion on target=_blank see

 In this specific case, we're not sure what the value of opening a new tab
 would be. As a general rule, links should just navigate to a new page in
 the same tab. Considering that:
 - this popup appears just once
 - clicking the link doesn’t causes any loss of data, as nothing has been
 edited yet

 We'd be inclined to not use target=_blank in this case, unless there some
 specific scenario where it would be valuable.

 @subrataemfluence when you have a chance, could you please explain why
 this link should open in a new tab in your opinion?

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/44007#comment:7>
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