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Opened 6 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#22442 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Allow target="_blank" to plugins description from File Header

Reported by: themedios Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: minor Version: 3.4.2
Component: Plugins Keywords: has-patch
Focuses: Cc:


It is noticed that target="_blank" does not work in the plugins description on the Installed Plugins page. If a user clicks on a link then it opens in the same tab.

Attached is the patch which allows to add the target attribute to the a element in plugins description

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22442.diff (559 bytes) - added by themedios 6 years ago.
Diff file for adding target blank in plugins description

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Change History (12)

6 years ago

Diff file for adding target blank in plugins description

#1 @themedios
6 years ago

  • Version 3.4.2 deleted

#2 @themedios
6 years ago

  • Version set to trunk

#3 follow-up: @SergeyBiryukov
6 years ago

  • Version changed from trunk to 3.4.2

Version field indicates when the enhancement was initially suggested.

#4 in reply to: ↑ 3 @themedios
6 years ago

Replying to SergeyBiryukov:

Version field indicates when the enhancement was initially suggested.

Thanks for the info Sergey. Actually, the diff file that I had made was after checking out the latest copy from the trunk. Hence, I was in the impression that the version field is when the enhancement shall be released.

Anyways, Thanks again!

#5 @toscho
6 years ago

  • Cc info@… added

Please … no. Going back is much easier than closing a new forced tab. It would introduce an inconsistency without any benefit. Let’s keep the interface predictable. The user should decide how and where a link opens.

#6 @sabreuse
6 years ago

-1 aside from the fact that it's generally a nasty trick to surprise the user, forcing new tabs/windows is awful for accessibility.

#7 @themedios
6 years ago

Basically, this is only a matter of allowing the attribute. The plugin author will decide whether he wants to have the user to open any external links in a new window or not.

While developing a plugin recently, I noticed that I had put up a link to an external page in the description which has information on how to use the plugin. I gave it target _blank so that the user will be able to view the instructions and perform the steps on the dashboard side by side.

Version 0, edited 6 years ago by themedios (next)

#8 @kovshenin
6 years ago

-1 I don't like websites opening new tabs or windows, even search engines stopped doing that. Users are also getting smarter and holding the Cmd/Ctrl or Shift keys when they want a new tab or window. Also, on touch devices it's easier to swipe back than it is to close a new tab or window.

#9 @SergeyBiryukov
6 years ago

  • Keywords close added

#10 @c3mdigital
5 years ago

  • Keywords 2nd-opinion close removed
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Users should always be able to control where new links open.

#11 @SergeyBiryukov
5 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
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