Links opening in a new window?

Tom Humiston tom at
Mon May 18 22:22:17 EDT 2009

Here's an excellent article on the topic:

In the first two sections of the article, Jakob Nielsen covers issues
related to opening new windows. His website is a gold mine of
information for website designers.

On May 18, 2009, at 9:16 PM, Hong MinHee wrote:

> Explicit frame target of anchors is invalid in XHTML 1.0 Strict.

> (There are many issues on web accessibility about it.) Markdown

> specifications don’t mention about it, but you can make it with

> just raw HTML directly.


> On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 10:00 AM, Tony Leggett

> <tleggett at> wrote:


>> Hi all,


>> This is a Noob question but I couldn't find anything on the syntax

>> page about making a link that opens in a hew window (and two years

>> of email archives was too much).


>> For eg. with "This is an [example link]("

>> where do I put target="_blank" or its equivalent so it opens in a

>> new page?


>> Any help would be greatly appreciated.


>> Thx


>> Tony

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