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The target attribute wasn't added to the HTML specification until version 4.0 (except Strict) in late 1997, so any use of it is not compatible with certain older browsers.

When it was introduced, targets of "_blank", "_self", "_parent" and "_top" were also added at the same time. Any browser that understands target, should therefore also understand those special window names. Those that do not are very few and far between compared to those that do, or that don't understand target at all.

I'm all for making pages as compatible as possible, but with the best will in the world it isn't possible to cater for the quirks of every browser out there.

I therefore pick one of the W3C standards, and stick to it. Even sticking to HTML 2.0 (circa 1994) there will still be some browsers that don't understand certain elements or attributes though.

One other thing to note is that some public computers, such as those at libraries or Internet cafes, have disabled the new window option, even though the browser supports it. This often prevents the link opening at all.

Probably the safest thing to do is to not use the target attribute at all, and allow the visitor to decide whether to open links in a new window or the current one.
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Thread Minor modifications needed kaliannah 5312 Feb 27, 2003, 3:10 PM
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