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mohamed roshdy3,321 Points
other values to the target attribute.
when I searched the target attribute I found that there are other values for it besides "_blank". there are "_self", "blank", and "_top". However, only "_self" and "_blank" are working, and I don't know why. In addition. I can't even understand what the other values do.
Target values like _parent and _top are deprecated in HTML5, and I think it's enough to use _self (default), or _blank. The differences about them are which frame you open the contents you link to:
- _self opens in the same frame (the same tab/window)
- _blank opens in a new frame (new tab/window)
- _parent opens in the parent frame (same tab/window, but in the frame that wraps around the frame with your <a>-element)
- _top open in top frame (same tab/window, but in the outermost frame that wraps around all other frames)
I do not think many use these frames (<frameset> and <frame>) nowadays, but it is still supported in browsers - the <iframe> is more used though..
Examples with frames:
<outer_frame> <!-- content in outer_frame --> <middle_frame> <!-- content in middle_frame --> <inner_frame> <!-- content in inner_frame --> </inner_frame> </middle_frame> </outer_frame>
If you for example got an <a>-element in the <inner_frame> with target="_parent", the content you link to would be displayed in the <middle_frame>, and if you used target="_top", the content would be displayed in the <outer_frame>.
I also think you could link the contents to specific frames with target="frame_name", but as I said, do not think this is used anymore.