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Matt m at pleonasm.com
Fri May 25 02:28:01 CDT 2001

Joseph A Borg <tech at az-ink.com.mt> wrote:
>but using target="new-window-name" in the <a> tag forces the browser
>to open a new window with that name- right? Is this javascript?

No, it's HTML. It's really a hangover from frames, where you could name
frames in your frameset, and then open documents within certain frames with
<a href="foo.html" target="frame_name">. But it works for (non-frames)
windows too. You can give the target window any name you want to open a new
window with that name; you can then reuse the name later, if you like, to
open a different document in that same, already-open window. Or you can use
the reserved window name "_blank" to force a new window every time.

>Is it compatible with v2 browsers?

That I could not tell you. I guess you'll have to try it and see.


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