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Which attribute is used to target the webpage to open into a new window in HTML ?

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In this article, we will learn how to open a webpage in a new window using the TARGET attribute of HTML.

The Target attribute of <a> anchor tag is used to specify the named frame or window the link will open. The <a> is paired tag, so both starting<a> tag must have closing</a> tag in the HTML document. Anchor tag has many attributes but href (hypertext reference) attribute is mandatory as it specifies the URL of the webpage the link will move to.


<a href="URL" target="_top"> Linked Text </a>

Attribute Values: This attribute refers to the target window for the URL mentioned with href attribute. It can take the following possible values:

  • _top: It loads the webpage into a browser window using full-body i.e. by replacing existing frames.
  • _self: By default, _self is the value for the target attribute. It loads the webpage in the same window/frame from which the link is clicked.
  • _blank: It loads the webpage in a new window of the browser.
  • _parent: It loads the webpage in the parent window/frameset.

If you want to load the contents of the webpage into another frame then the NAME attribute is to be specified within the <FRAME> element of HTML in which the contents of the linked page will be displayed. Also, there is a need to specify the target attribute of <a> element and the name of the frame in which contents will be shown.

Example1: The below example illustrate the use of  target=”_blank”. When a user clicks on the linked text the webpage will open up in the new window. 


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>TARGET ATTRIBUTE</title>
    <h2 style="color:green;">TARGET ATTRIBUTE</h2>
    <a href="" target="_blank">
        Click here to visit Geeks website</a>


Last Updated : 17 Feb, 2022
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