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#3425 closed defect (wontfix)

Third party link should open in next tab

Reported by: nilamacharya Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Make (Get Involved) / P2 Keywords: needs-patch
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Description

Third-party link on "QA mindset" text should open in next tab, Missing "target=_blank"

URL: https://make.wordpress.org/test/

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@nilamacharya
15 months ago

#1 @obenland
15 months ago

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Hey @nilamacharya, welcome to meta trac and thanks for bringing this up!

Users can always navigate back to the .org site with the browser back buttons. I think generally the approach has always been to keep the decision with the user, of whether to open a link in the same or a different tab. It also helps with better accessibility:

Avoid target="_blank" in your links. It can be confusing to all types of users, especially for visually impaired folks. They can wind up with all sorts of open tabs that they don’t even know about. Leave the control of whether the link opens in the same window or in another tab in the hands of users.

On .org sites we're not too worried about users leaving, they tend to come back on their own ;)

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