August 22, 2015 in Feedback
as most of us know, to let a link to an external site open in the same window where the user is browsing our site is bad SEO practice, couldn't a target="_blank" be put in the editor Link code? I don't know if it's possible to recognize between external sites' links and ours, but that would be a great addition to IPS4.
External already open in new tabs.
Bizarre, that is not the case with my site (I even checked the source code of the text in the editor), I should report it as a bug?
Testin' here Google
It's a setting under System >> Posting >> URLs:
Force posted links to open in new windows?
Welp, it doesn't function for me here, it is probably a browser thing... but since I have to put in account all browsers, a target="_blank" would be the safest way to achieve this.
Firefox (with addons): Opens in the same tab
IE (pristine installation): Opens in the same tab
Google Chrome (pristine installation): Opens in another tab... so I guess it's a Chrome feature?
Read my edited post it's a setting.
Then it is a bug, since it was already active
Ok, this is strange, it does appears that right after posting a link, the rel="external" isn't present, but if you reload the page it's there, this has betrayed me in thinking it wasn't there...
Sorry for the useless thread, I guess.
P.s.: I guess the chances of an user clicking on his own links after posting them are low, so I'm undecided to open a report for this, dunno.
It's possible when you are in a topic and it lets you know that people replied while you are in that topic and you click to read it could happen, not sure, but that is not a refresh. I would report as it sounds like a problem in some situations. You may want to mention that, and yours. Any non-refresh situation I guess.
yeah, you are right, when other people post in the topic and you don't refresh, it opens links in the newer posts in the same page, it is report worthy.
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