For the vast majority of links in your documents, you'll want the newly loaded document displayed in the same window, replacing the previous one. That makes sense because your users usually follow a sequential path through your collection.
But sometimes it makes sense to open a document in a new window so that the new document and the old document are both directly accessible on the user's screen. If the new document is related to the original, for instance, it makes sense to have both in view. Other times, you might want to open more than one document in multiple windows in a frameset. More commonly, the new document starts the user down a new web of documents, and you want her to see and remember where she came from.
Regardless of the reason, it is easy to open a new browser window
from your document. All you need to do is add the
target attribute in the appropriate hyperlink
We normally use the
target attribute to load a document into a
specific frame that we've named in a frameset. It also serves to
create a new window, by one of two methods:
If you use a name you haven't previously defined as the
value for the
target attribute of a hyperlink, the popular browsers automatically create a new window with that name and load the referenced document into that window. This is the preferred way to create new windows because you can subsequently use the name to load other documents into the same window. Using ...