HTML5 and target=”_blank”

I posted a jQuery solution to the XHTML Strict Target=”_blank” problem a while back. Well I finally had some free time to start delving deep into HTML5. Low and behold the W3C has removed the deprecated status from the “_blank” value for the target attribute. What does that mean?

That means that target=”_blank” is 100% valid in HTML5!

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2 thoughts on “HTML5 and target=”_blank”

  1. alohci October 2, 2011 / 6:01 am

    Not just the “_blank” value. The target attribute is fully fledged in HTML5 for all values.

  2. Jeremy October 6, 2011 / 11:21 am

    I didn’t mention any of the others since this post was supposed to be an update of my previous post but you are completely correct. Another thing to note: this post is only valid if you’re moving from XHTML to HTML5 since HTML4 never deprecated the target attribute.

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