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HTML <a> target Attribute

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  • Last Updated : 21 Jun, 2022

The HTML <a> target Attribute is used to specify where to open the link. 

Syntax:

<a target="_blank | _self | _parent | _top | framename"\> 

Attribute Values: 

  • _blank: It opens the link in a new window.
  • _self: It is the default value. It opens the linked document in the same frame.
  • _parent: It opens the linked document in the parent frameset.
  • _top: It opens the linked document in the full body of the window.
  • framename: It opens the linked document in the named frame.

Example: In this example, the GeeksforGeeks link will open in the new tab.

HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
 
<body>
    <h2>GeeksforGeeks</h2>
     
 
<p>Welcome to
        <a href="https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/"
           target="_blank">
            GeeksforGeeks
        </a>
    </p>
 
 
</body>
 
</html>

Output:

HTML <a> target attribute

Example: This example illustrates the use of the Target attribute in the <a> element. 

HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
 
<head>
    <title> HTML a target Attribute </title>
</head>
 
<body>
    <center>
        <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
        <h2>HTML a Target Attribute</h2>
         
 
<p>Welcome to
            <a href="https://ide.geeksforgeeks.org/"
               id="GFG"
               target="_self">
                GeeksforGeeks
            </a>
        </p>
 
 
    </center>
</body>
 
</html>

Output:

HTML <a> target attribute

Supported Browsers: 

  • Google Chrome version
  • Edge version 12 and above
  • Internet Explorer 
  • Firefox version
  • Opera 
  • Safari 

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