[webkit-dev] _blank hrefs and new windows

Artem Ananiev Artem.Ananiev at Sun.COM
Fri Apr 11 01:29:56 PDT 2008

I have just tried GtkLauncher and it doesn't handle _blank target also. 
Thus, it looks like a problem in a shared WebKit code, not specific to 
out Java port...



Artem Ananiev wrote:
> Hi,
> I have experienced the following problem with WebKit (Java port). The 
> page code is simple:
>   <a href="a.html" target="_blank">Open window</a>
>   <a href="javascript:window.open('a.html', '_blank')">Open window</a>
> When I right-click on the first link and select 'Open in a new window' 
> from context menu, a new window is created and shown - that's fine. 
> However, left-click on the first link loads the page 'a.html' in the 
> same window - this looks strange to me as the target is _blank.
> The second link behaves as expected: it opens a new window with 
> left-click and does nothing with right click.
> I suppose target="_blank" is handled completely differently than opening 
> a new window with a context menu. Is it related to popup blocking and 
> different policies in FrameLoaderClient class? Another strange thing is 
> that I couldn't find any references to ChromeClient::createWindow() 
> method - it is responsible for creating a new window, at least triggered 
> from context menu - other than from ContextMenuController...
> Thanks,
> Artem
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