Target control in HTML
TARGET controls where the new document will be displayed when the user follows a link.
TARGET controls where the new document will be displayed when the user follows a link. Most of the time clicking on a link simply loads a new document in the same window where the link was. However with
TARGET you can have the new document open in a new window or if you are using frames in another frame. The target attribute of a link forces the browser to open the destination page in a new browser window. Using _blank as a target value will spawn a new window every time while using _new will only spawn one new window and every link clicked with a target value of _new will replace the page loaded in the previously spawned window.
TARGET also has four predefined values which can be used as if certain windows and frames already have names without you having to assign them in a given below.
Syntax: The syntex of target attribute is given below.
The value of attribute is:
- _blank: Opens the linked document in a new window or tab
- _self: Opens the linked document in the same frame as it was clicked (this is default)
- _parent: Opens the linked document in the parent frame
- _top: Opens the linked document in the full body of the window
- framename: Opens the linked document in a named frame
Example: The example below will open the linked document in a new browser window or a new tab.
<a href="http://example.com/" target="_blank">Hello, world!</a>