Friday, April 11, 2014

Open link in new Tab / Window (Html Anchor tag)

To Open respective page pointed by hyperlink in new tab or window one need to make use of target attribute for more details refer. As per below description following configuration will help you to control where a respective link will be displayed.

_blankOpens the linked document in a new window or tab
_selfOpens the linked document in the same frame as it was clicked (this is default)
_parentOpens the linked document in the parent frame
_topOpens the linked document in the full body of the window
framenameOpens the linked document in a named frame

Sometimes you have to open a link inside new tab e.g. deep linked help pages on different pages of your application. But while doing that you don't want to annoy user by opening each link inside new tab. Instead you can open the link in new tab for very first time link, further links will be opened / displayed into same new tab created when user clicked on very first link. To achieve this you need to specify target as some unique string other than above mentioned values which starts with "_". 

<a target="help-tab" href="">First Help</a>

<a target="help-tab" href="">Second Help</a>

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