the target frame of the link


<a href="" target="">

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Type
Inline

The target attribute of the A element specifies the target frame of the link.


<a href="index.html" target="_top">linked text</a>


Attribute Value Explanation
target=" " _blank the linked page opens in the new window
_top the linked page opens in the entire window
_self the linked page opens in the same frame
_parent the linked page opens in the parent frame
frame name the linked page opens in the named frame
Tips and Notes

The target attribute cannot be used with the Strict DTD.


Example

target="_top" (The linked page opens in the entire window)

<p><a href="example_t01.html" target="_top">Entire window</a></p>
Output

target="_self" (The linked page opens in the same frame)

<p><a href="example_t02.html" target="_self">Same frame</a></p>
Output

target="_parent" (The linked page opens in the parent frame)

<p><a href="example_t03.html" target="_parent">Parent frame</a></p>
Output
Parent frame About the parent frame
When you load the "child.html" into the B frame, the parent frame of the C frame becomes the B frame.

target="FrameName" (The linked page opens in the named frame)

<ul>
<li><a href="example_t04.html" target="top">B frame</a></li>
<li><a href="example_t04.html" target="main">C frame</a></li>
</ul>
Output