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TARGET Attribute | target Property

Sets or retrieves the window or frame at which to target content.

As of Internet Explorer 6, the _media value of the v parameter of this property specifies that a linked document loads in the HTML content area of the Media Bar.

Syntax

HTML Scripting
< ELEMENT TARGET = sTarget ... >
object.target [ = sTarget ]

Possible Values

sTarget String that specifies or receives one of the following values.
name The name of the target window or frame .
_blank Load the linked document into a new blank window. This window is not named.
_media Load the linked document into the HTML content area of the Media Bar. Available in Internet Explorer 6 or later.
_parent Load the linked document into the immediate parent of the document the link is in.
_search Load the linked document into the browser search pane. Available in Internet Explorer 5 or later.
_self Default. Load the linked document into the window in which the link was clicked (the active window).
_top Load the linked document into the topmost window.

The property is read/write. The property has a default value of _self .

Expressions can be used in place of the preceding value(s), as of Microsoft® Internet Explorer 5. For more information, see About Dynamic Properties .

Remarks

If there is no existing window or frame with the same name as specified in the target , a new window is opened with a name equal to the value of the target .

The window name is an optional argument in the open scripting method.

Example

This example uses the TARGET attribute to specify a link that loads the page into the topmost frame of the current frameset.

<A HREF="newpage.htm" TARGET ="_top">Go to New Page.</A>

Standards Information

This property is defined in HTML 4.0 and is defined in World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 .

Applies To

Platform Version
Win16:
Win32:
Windows CE:
Unix:
Mac:
 
A , AREA , BASE , FORM , LINK
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