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Ticket #229 (wontfix enhancement)

Adding links in posts target="_blank" tags

  • Created: 2010-12-28 07:36:32
  • Reported by: dzone
  • Assigned to: Reines
  • Milestone: 1.4.4
  • Component: parser
  • Priority: low

Hi I think it is good idea to put - target="_blank"

on all links in posts. Most of other forums CMSs use this.

This is simple and wont eat the simplicity of fluxbb smile


dzone 2010-12-28 07:41:11

  • Description changed. (Diff)

Reines 2010-12-28 12:21:17

Personally I don't like this - If I want a link to open a new tab then I'll do it myself using middle click or ctrl+click or whatever.

As that article says - window management should be up to the user, not the website.

Insert Name Here 2010-12-28 18:37:15

why not make this an option in the admin panel?

Reines 2010-12-28 23:25:55

  • Component set to parser.
  • Milestone set to 1.4.4.

Fran├žois 2011-01-02 15:35:47

It's not to the administrator to chose, it's up to the user. So if you add this in the core, it would in each member profile for me, and unable by default.

Insert Name Here 2011-01-02 16:12:29

I think that it is a matter of preference: some admins prefer target="_blank", some think it's not cool. I prefer target="_blank", but I think it should be left up to the admin.

Fran├žois 2011-01-02 16:20:29

Yes it's a matter of preference, but the user preference !

Beside like it says in the link posted by Reines : "forcing new windows to open is disrespectful and hostile to web site visitors. A number of usability studies have shown that experienced web users will find this behavior annoying and that beginners will get confused by it."  I totally agree with this comment.

Jack 2011-01-16 13:27:12

Take a look here

To come u with a good code we need - anyway - to rewrite everything to complain the XHTML 1.1 s..

I would avoid target for this already said accessibility gold rule: "If I want a link to open a new tab then I'll do it myself using middle click or ctrl+click or whatever".

Reines 2011-01-22 11:51:45

  • Owner set to Reines.
  • Priority changed from high to low.
  • Status changed from open to wontfix.

Insert Name Here 2011-01-22 19:27:30

If people cared about it that much, they could just change their browser preferences to not open links in new tabs.

Visman 2011-01-30 12:48:56

valid target="_blank"

<a href="URL" onclick="return !">Reference will open in new window</a>

Jack 2011-01-30 20:57:40

it is "technically" valid. but not for the accessibility.

AutomCoding 2019-09-02 14:17:20

Commit 8a8c004 to fluxbb master

Translate the multiplication sign (#229)

Make it possible to translate the multiplication sign and show the whole string (for context) to the translator.

The word 'bytes' can also be translated in context.

Move the translations for "bytes" and "pixels" into the sentences they appear in.