Thanks for the responses.
Now there's still quite a bit that I think I'm missing here. My confusion could
be a simple matter of being a very new wiki user, and I thank you all for your patience.
That being said, re: rgcjonas's comment:
Anyway i think the fact that the sidebar doesn't
take care of
$wgExternalLinkTarget is worth a bug report.
I see the post on bugzilla, but to be honest I don't know what is meant by 'Patch
for trunk'. I see that there's a a bit of code that was added to
SkinTemplate.php; does this code fix the external link problem?
and to nakohdo:
It looks to me like the nabble thread only discusses centering links and collapsable
menus. Is there a bit about external links opening in a new tab, and I'm just missing
Thanks again. It's not so easy to parse content posted by experts. :)