[whatwg] Proposal: target="_tab"

Adrian Sutton adrian.sutton at ephox.com
Tue Jun 10 13:29:54 PDT 2008

>> From my brief testing, _tab opens a new window so it should be backwards
>> compatible.

It's deceptively close but not quite backwards compatible. _tab will cause
the link to open in the frame called "_tab" and if it doesn't exist it
creates it, as a new window. So the first link works perfectly and opens a
new window but the second link you click will replace the first one since
there is now a frame called "_tab".


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