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HTML issues tagged as target.
target attribute on
<a> elements can’t be blank.
This attribute defines the browsing context for links, that is, where should the linked documents be opened. This was used extensively on the now deprecated
<frame> element, so you could give the name of the frame to open the document in, but is now more used to force links to open in a separate tab or window using
target="_blank". Another option is using a name, so the new browsing context can be referred to on subsequent clicks on links with the same
For example, this will force the links to open on a new tab:
<a href="https://example.com" target="_blank">will open a blank tab</a>
The value used in the
target property of an
<a> element has been identified as a keyword because it starts with an underscore
_, but it’s not a valid keyword.
Values starting with an underscore for the
target property are used for reserved keywords like
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