This content has been marked as final. Show 3 replies
(Disclaimer: I don't know if it is possible to open the link in a tab)
To insure success for the Flex 2 platform (i.e. to reduce ranting levels about Flash on Slashdot forums and to calm gurus of xhtml and css), Adobe must get into the act in providing a mechanism that makes such a link obviously simple.
I mean, we should not use any kludge or use any esoteric programming to activate such behavior. Something as simple as « Open in new tab » check box in the properties windows for an html link.
Thanks nevertheless for the information!
Unfortunately, I don't think Mozilla/Firefox provides any way to let us do
this programmatically; the only way for it to happen is for a user to do it
himself, e.g. by ctrl-clicking a regular HTML <A> link. (I haven't checked on
whether IE 7 provides a way.) If you look at
http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/DOM:window.open , there is this Q&A:
-- begin quote --
Q: How do I open a referenced resource of a link in a new tab? or in a
A: Currently, you can not. Only the user can set his advanced preferences to
do that. K-meleon 0.9, a Mozilla-based browser, gives complete control and
power to the user regarding how links are opened. Some advanced extensions
also give Mozilla and Firefox a lot of power over how referenced resources are
In a few years, the target property of the CSS3 hyperlink module may be
implemented (if CSS3 Hyperlink module as it is right now is approved). And
even if and when this happens, you can expect developers of browsers with
tab-browsing to give the user entire veto power and full control over how
links can open web pages. How to open a link should always be entirely under
the control of the user.
-- end quote --
Developer, Flex Builder team