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Open link in a new window using jQuery

WRITTEN BY ON 09 Jan 2011
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Well, "target" attribute in anchor tag is not a valid attribute in strict doc type. Here is the best solution to open web pages in new window .

JS - jQuery

When you click on the link, it detects for rel attribute, if the value of rel attribute equal to "external" it will set the target to _blank, therefore, it opens in new tab/window :)

$('a[@rel$='external']').click(function(){
  this.target = "_blank";
});

HTML/XHTML

This is how you use it.

<a href="http://www.queness.com" rel="external">Queness.com</a>
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4 comments
James 5 years ago
The same jQuery function could be used to add a class which appended the standard 'new window' icon to the link.

Adding this class through jQuery has the benefit of the icon appearing only when javascript is enabled (and clicking will actually result in a new browser window)
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sadirdin 5 years ago
your code will not work my browser ,my browse is internet exlorer 8
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Kevin Liew 5 years ago
Try the other way around:

$('a[rel=external]').click(function(){
$(this).attr('target', '_blank');
});
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Sharp Coders 4 years ago
you can try this one..

$(document).ready(function(){
$('#link_id').click(function(){
window.open('url', 'name', 'features', 'replace');
return false;
});
});

Source: http://sharp-coders.blogspot.com/2012/09/how-to-open-link-in-new-window-using.html
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