Open a URL in a new tab (and not a new window)

Nothing an author can do can choose to open in a new tab instead of a new window; it is a user preference. (Note that the default user preference in most browsers is for new tabs, so a trivial test on a browser where that preference hasn’t been changed will not demonstrate this.)

CSS3 proposed target-new, but the specification was abandoned.

The reverse is not true; by specifying certain window features for the window in the third argument of, you can trigger a new window when the preference is for tabs.

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