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Opened 14 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

Last modified 14 years ago

#2702 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Outbound links should open in new tabs

Reported by: paulhastings0's profile paulhastings0 Owned by:
Milestone: 1.5 Priority: normal
Severity: Version:
Component: Activity Keywords: inbound links, outbound links, links, dev-feedback


While up to debate, standard web developers make inbound links open in the same tab, while outbound links open up in new tabs.

Currently, the BuddyPress activity stream treats all links as the same, but this should be changed.

Change History (4)

#1 @paulhastings0
14 years ago

  • Type changed from defect to enhancement

#2 @DJPaul
14 years ago

  • Keywords dev-feedback added

As you say, this is debatable. I personally disagree. We'd have to add special code to detect an outbound vs inbound link, which seems a bit over-the-top. You could also take this link and put it on the WP Core trac which make it non-BuddyPress specific (I don't think this would be specific to the Activity Stream).

I think this is theme/plugin territory, RE: Leaving open for second opinion.

#3 @boonebgorges
14 years ago

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

I agree with Paul. Control over browser windows/tabs should remain in the hands of the individual browser. It's one thing if individual site admins want to implement this on their own sites with a plugin, but making it part of BP core would spread what is IMO a bad practice.

If anyone vigorously disagrees, please feel free to reopen the ticket for discussion.

#4 @paulhastings0
14 years ago

Too many "Pauls" to keep track of. ;p

Ok, I'm not too choosy. It's not killer and there are available plugins so I'll be cool with it as it is.

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