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Allow Chrome to ignore target attribute

Kivi Shapiro May 17, 2012 8:53 AM
Posted in group: Google Chrome Help Forum

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Web site authors will often use the "target" attribute of the <a> tag to indicate that a hyperlink should open in a new tab or window.  This causes annoyance to some users, who would rather maintain that kind of control for themselves.  It'd be great to have a switch in the browser to allow it to ignore the target attribute and open every link in the same tab unless the user specifies otherwise, e.g. by middle-clicking.