3.3. Identify links that open up a new window or tab

Sometimes clicking on a link opens up a new browser window.

A statement such as “(new window)” should be added to this kind of link to warn the user.

For example, if a “Rate this article” link opens up a new window, there are two different ways of pointing it out:

  1. By changing the link text to “Rate this article (new window)”.
  2. By keeping the link “Rate this article” and adding a link text “Rate this article (new window)” to the tooltip (See “3.4. Using link titles as a last resort“.)

To be customized

Sometimes the publishing software automatically adds this statement or a pictogram to links when contributors select the option to open a new window.

In that case, you can delete this recommendation.

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