Open more links in new window April 26, 2001 3:35 PM   Subscribe

I know this has been mentioned previously (but there's no search function in MetaTalk, and I'm too lazy to look the thread(s) up by hand)... Anyway, I've set my preference for links to "Open in a new window". Problem is, the new window command is only applied to the subject link on the front page... not links found elsewhere in the post, or in comments to the posts. I'd really like all links to open in a new window regardless. Is this by design? I'm I whining?
posted by silusGROK to Bugs at 3:35 PM (12 comments total)

I just kind of got into the habit of right-clicking the links and going from there.
posted by Skot at 3:56 PM on April 26, 2001


I'd rather have my preference setting do the work for me... I guess I _am_ whining.
posted by silusGROK at 3:58 PM on April 26, 2001


Vis10n, is you're using IE try a shift-click for all your new window needs.


posted by alan at 4:29 PM on April 26, 2001


Thanks, Alan! ...I actually know how to get a new window on my Mac, I'd just rather have the preference setting work (or work like I expect it to...). It's really not that big of a deal, in all honesty.
posted by silusGROK at 4:49 PM on April 26, 2001


Incidentally, as far as searching metatalk goes, I've found google's site search works quite well. For example, try searching for "fun games site:metatalk.metafilter.com"

Quick and easy. :)
posted by Lirp at 8:41 PM on April 26, 2001


Lirp: that is the comment of the month, in my opinion. Thanks.
posted by rodii at 9:38 PM on April 26, 2001


The problem as I see it, Vis10n, is that to make this work Matt will need to write code to process every HTML link tag that gets entered into Mefi. Mefi has gotten by fine so far without needing any special HTML parsing code and I think it would be better if we could continue to live without it.

It's a slippery slope. Once in place there will be pressure to filter and modify all sorts of HTML input from users (for an example, see the font and color tags discussion ).
posted by lagado at 5:10 PM on April 30, 2001


The problem as I see it, Vis10n, is that to make this work Matt will need to write code to process every HTML link tag that gets entered into Mefi. Mefi has gotten by fine so far without needing any special HTML parsing code and I think it would be better if we could continue to live without it.

Actually, I do search and replace processing on all thread starters. Any and all links in the first post should open in a new window. I could also do search and replaces on links mentioned in comments, but on busy thread, it would add significant processing time.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 6:28 PM on April 30, 2001


Wouldn't adding do the job? Kind of a brute-force approach, but. . .
posted by rodii at 9:46 PM on April 30, 2001


I can't believe I did that. What that was supposed to say was:

Wouldn't adding <BASE TARGET="..."> do the job? Kind of a brute-force approach, but. . .
posted by rodii at 9:48 PM on April 30, 2001


I can't believe I did that. What that was supposed to say was:

Wouldn't adding <BASE TARGET="..."> do the job? Kind of a brute-force approach, but. . .
posted by rodii at 9:49 PM on April 30, 2001


AARGH!

Just kill me.
posted by rodii at 9:50 PM on April 30, 2001


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