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Discussion on: HTML target=_blank vs target=blank

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leob • Edited on

Right, so "_blank" is like a reserved word with a special meaning, while "blank" is just a name, and you could probably write "blanc" or "bianco" or whatever, with the same effect ;)

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InHuOfficial

They watched a YouTube video and copied it, can’t remember the video author sadly. The video Author made same mistake and now we will have inevitable echo chamber where hundreds of people will copy it blindly and think that is how it works 😜🀣🀣.

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leob • Edited on

Yup ... looks like this post is doing more to spread and perpetuate a piece of confusion than to clear it up ... "_blank" is just a reserved word with a special meaning, so comparing it to "blank" is like comparing apples and oranges ;)

And yes, I just did a Google search and I see tons of blogs posts going on about exactly this same subject, so it's not like anything new and earth shattering has been uncovered here ... in other words, this is basic knowledge :)