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HTML target attribute

target

The purpose of the HTML target attribute is to specify a window where the associated document will be displayed.

Supported elements

HTML tabindex attribute supports a, area, base, form, link element.

Syntax

<ElementName target="value" >.....</ElementName>

Where ElementName is any supported element.

Type of value

FrameTarget.

Value

Value Description
_blank The associated document is opened in a new window.
_self The associated document is opened in the same window.
_parent The associated document is opened in the immediate parent of the current window.
_top The associated document is opened in the full original window cancelling all other elements.
name Value of the name attribute of a frame.

Default value

There is no default value of HTML target attribute.

Supported doctypes

HTML 4.01 strict, HTML 4.01 transitional, HTML 4.01 frameset.

Example of HTML target attribute with a element

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<title>Example of HTML target attribute with a element</title>
</head>
<body>
<p><a href="../../index.php" target="_blank">w3resource tutorials</a></p>
</body>
</html>

Result

html target attribute with a element

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Example of HTML target attribute with a element

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