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HTML | DOM Anchor target Property

  • Last Updated : 24 Oct, 2019

The Anchor target Property in HTML DOM is used to set or return the value of the target attribute of a link. The Target attribute is used to specified where to open the link.

Syntax:

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  • It returns the target property.
    anchorObject.target
  • It is used to set the target property.
    anchorObject.target = "_blank|_self|_parent|_top|framename" 

Property Values:

  • _blank: It opens the link in a new window.
  • _self: 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.

Return Value: It returns a string value which represents the target of the linked document.



Example 1: This example returns the Anchor Target Property.




<!DOCTYPE html> 
<html
  
<head
    <title
        HTML DOM Anchor target Property 
    </title
</head
      
<body
    <center
        <h1>GeeksForGeeks</h1
          
        <h2>DOM Anchor Target Property</h2
          
        <p>Welcome to 
            <a href
            id="GFG" target= "_self"
                GeeksforGeeks 
            </a
        </p
          
        <button onclick = "myGeeks()">Submit</button
          
        <p id = "sudo" style="color:green;font-size:25px;"></p
          
        <!-- Script to return Anchor Target Property -->
        <script
            function myGeeks() { 
                var x = document.getElementById("GFG").target; 
                document.getElementById("sudo").innerHTML = x; 
            
        </script>
    </center
</body
  
</html>

Output:
Before Clicking on Button:

After Clicking on Button:

Example 2: This example sets the Anchor target Property.




<!DOCTYPE html> 
<html
  
<head
    <title
        HTML DOM Anchor target Property 
    </title
</head
      
<body
    <center
        <h1>GeeksForGeeks</h1
          
        <h2>DOM Anchor Target Property</h2
          
        <p>Welcome to 
            <a href
            id="GFG" target= "_self"
                GeeksforGeeks 
            </a
        </p
          
        <button onclick = "myGeeks()">Submit</button
          
        <p id = "sudo" style="color:green;font-size:25px;"></p
          
        <!-- Script to set Anchor Target Property -->
        <script
            function myGeeks() { 
                var x = document.getElementById("GFG").target
                        = "_blank"; 
                          
                document.getElementById("sudo").innerHTML
                        = "The value of the target attribute "
                        + "was changed to " + x; 
            
        </script>
    </center
</body
  
</html>            

Output:
Before Clicking on Button:

After Clickling on Button:

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by DOM Anchor Target property are listed below:

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer 10.0 +
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Safari



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