Why let someone know when a link opens a new window?

Find out how to warn people ahead of time and why it’s so important

Scott Vinkle
5 min readApr 13, 2018

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Photo by Matthew Henry from Burst

You’ve probably seen this bit of HTML before:

<a href="https://mysite.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">My site</a>

Specifically, check out the target="_blank" attribute. This is what allows a link to open a…

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Scott Vinkle

Accessibility Specialist at Shopify • Speaker, writer, workshop instructor • W3C ARIA WG • IAAP CPWA • ScottVinkle.me