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Postby onewheeler » Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:09 pm

The old forum opened a new tab when clicking a link. The new one overwites the current window. Is there a setting anywhere for the previous behaviour that I can't find?

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Re: Links

Postby vagreys » Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:45 pm

No. I wanted to find that setting, too. That behavior was removed in phpBB3, when the software was brought into full compliance with XHTML 1.0. To make the forum software open a separate window, now, we would have to hack the code in several places, and individually touch every existing link on every post in the forum to make it happen. Custom hacks like that then require maintenance each time the base code changes. Now that we are current, we intend to try to stay current for security and functionality, and we do not intend to deviate from base code. Enough customers are complaining that the option may be restored to a future version.
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Re: Links

Postby wheels » Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:43 am

It's an absolute pain, because 'web standards' have deprecated the target="_blank" tag.

You either have to use 'a workaround', which is an absolute pain, or your site is non-compliant.

It makes you wonder whether http://www.w3.org/ live in the real world.

...but the answer is:

Right click links, and select 'Open link in a new tab'.

HTH

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Re: Links

Postby onewheeler » Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:05 pm

Thanks Tom & Phil. I didn't know target="_blank" was deprecated. It's all over my company website where sensible. Still, I never did obey the rules.

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Re: Links

Postby wheels » Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:34 pm

Martin

I may be wrong there. It used to show as deprecated in xhtml strict coding, but seems to be OK in html and html5.

Perhaps Tom (vagreys) or Andy (web designer) can advise further; I now use a third-party 'CMS type' system for my blog and directory, so my scripting isn't as up-to-date as it could be.

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Re: Links

Postby vagreys » Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:36 pm

That's the explanation from phpBB3 Tech Support.
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Re: Links

Postby wheels » Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:15 pm

Phew, that's a relief, I did wonder whether I'd imagined it!
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