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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Testing a hyperlink for my blog reader

Someone commented that when using the target="_blank" attribute with a blogspot site in Blogger, the window does not open in a new window. That is a suprise to me. I am a retired scientist, and I like to experiment, so I am going to make a hyperlink to the post where my blog reader made that comment: How to make a clickable link

The HTML I used to make the above hyperlink is in the scroll box below:

<a href="http://bloggerfordummies.blogspot.com/2006/03/how-to-make-clickable-link.html" target="_blank">How to make a clickable link</a>


Now I am going to publish it, click on the hyperlink and see if it opens in a new window (the target site is a blogspot.com site).

RESULT: The hyperlink does open in a new window. Try it for yourself. If it does not open in a new window for you, please describe it in the comments section and I will try to see why.

10 comments:

  1. Works as expected for me. I've set Firefox to open a new tab instead of a new window and it does just that.

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  2. Hello there!
    Needless to say that your blog has been very helpfull and educational, although I only found out about it a couple of days ago =)
    I have a little question. On a Blog you linked as an example for scroll boxes (http://findthisbloganame.blogspot.com/) I saw this moving text on top of the last post. I have no idea how's it called, but I was wondering if you've written about how to add one of those to one's blog.
    Thanks in advance!

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  3. Hi Doble Estandar,

    I am afraid I don't quite get what you are asking. Are you refering to the HTML code that I posted in the scroll box which moves when you move the scrollbar? If that is your question, than you can find the answer in this post: How to make a scroll box. I hope that answer your question.

    Peter a.k.a. enviroman
    Enviroman Says

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  4. Hello again Peter,
    thanks for answering so quickly.
    I was actually talking about a marquee tag (I just found out that's how it's called XD) but the info you left about the scrollbar has also been very useful. As you can see Im just starting to work on this Blog and I can use all the help I can get XD.
    Thanks again.
    Renata

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  5. Hi peter,

    I got this part and works fine, but now I want the other links in the same post to open in the new window that just open with (target="_blank"). Is there a way to do that?

    What are the other targets (hyperlinks)?

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  6. Just use the same hyperlink code to make other links open in new window. Can also use target="new" target="abc" target="xyz"

    See difference between target="_blank" and target="new"

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  7. can you put all this as a easy way for us dummies..
    like maybe a link we can just add the address we want them to go to?
    you put this...
    How to make a clickable link

    now what do I take out to make it go to where I want it to go...
    I want to make a click-able link to my e-bay page from listia.com
    so people looking at my stuff I have for sale can also go to my E-bay site to see what I have there too for sale?
    my site is...
    http://www.ebay.com/sch/buznme2002/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1
    &_ipg=&_from=
    and I want it to go from this page to e-bay...
    http://www.listia.com/auction/14917261-buffy-vampire-slayer-killing-kit
    how do you do that?
    I'm not very computer savoy at all

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  8. hope you get what I'm asking thanks for any help you can give me

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  9. can you put all this as a easy way for us dummies..
    like maybe a link we can just add the address we want them to go to?
    you put this...
    How to make a clickable link

    now what do I take out to make it go to where I want it to go...
    I want to make a click-able link to my e-bay page from listia.com
    so people looking at my stuff I have for sale can also go to my E-bay site to see what I have there too for sale?
    my site is...
    http://www.ebay.com/sch/buznme2002/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1
    &_ipg=&_from=
    and I want it to go from this page to e-bay...
    http://www.listia.com/auction/14917261-buffy-vampire-slayer-killing-kit
    how do you do that?
    I'm not very computer savoy at all

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  10. If you are using Blogger, they have made it easier to create active hyperlink. Just highlight those text you want displayed, click the LINK icon in the toolbar,
    a box will appear to type/copy-paste the address (eg http://www.listia.com/auction/14917261-buffy-vampire-slayer-killing-kit) and it will be done for you. No need to be computer savoy

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