[Mediawiki-l] How to make external links open a new window?

Brion Vibber brion at pobox.com
Fri Feb 11 20:28:05 UTC 2005


Jan Steinman wrote:
> (Chuckle!) Hoisted by your own petard!
>
> When you edit a page on the wikimedia site and press "Edit help" you
> get: TA DA! A NEW WINDOW!

Yeah, and I hate it.

The reason for that particular, one sole link is that some version of
Internet Explorer has a bug where if you follow a link from the edit
page, then hit the back button, you lose all your work.

More sensible browsers don't consider that to be "loading" the page and
will keep your edits when you hit back instead of reloading it.

-- brion vibber (brion @ pobox.com)
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