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Chapter 5. Creating Links > Targeting Links

Targeting Links

By default, when a user clicks on a link, the new page opens in the same browser window as the source page. In most cases, this is fine because Web surfers want to be able to navigate from site to site without opening new windows all over their screens. There are times, however, when you'll want to keep a page available while opening a link target in another window. This is known as targeting your link.

A good time to take advantage of the open-a-new-window technique is when you want to send your users to an external link, but not lose them. An example of this would be if you've created a FAQ with the questions on one page and the answers on another. By launching the answers in a new window, the site visitor can toggle between windows to return to the question list at any time.


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