If you're using a strict DOCTYPE, you can't specify a target for a link. If you switch the DOCTYPE to xhtml 1.0 Transitional, you should be fine setting targets for your links. Paul -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Stacie Pearson Sent: Friday, January 16, 2009 3:04 PM To: thelist html Subject: [thelist] Target="_blank" error How come I am getting this error when I validate my markup? The tag: "a" doesn't have an attribute: "target" in currently active versions.[XHTML 1.0 strict] The error is referring to: target="_blank". I thought that is what I was supposed to use if I wanted the browser to open a new tab/window, and not be taken from my site. Below is the code: <p>Portfolio photography by <a href="http://www.paulpearsonphoto.com/" title="See Paul's site" target="_blank">Paul Pearson Photography</a></p> Thanks, Stacie -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !