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HTML <base> target Attribute

HTML base Tag Reference HTML <base> tag

Example

Specify a default target for all hyperlinks and forms on a page:

<head>
<base target="_blank">
</head>

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Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The target attribute is supported in all major browsers.


Definition and Usage

The target attribute specifies the default target for all hyperlinks and forms in the page.

This attribute can be overridden by using the target attribute for each hyperlink/form.


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

Frames and framesets are no longer supported in HTML5. Therefore, the _parent, _top and framename values are now mostly used with iframes.


Syntax

<base target="_blank|_self|_parent|_top|framename">

Attribute Values

Value Description
_blank Opens the link in a new window or tab
_self Default. Opens the link in the same frame as it was clicked
_parent Opens the link in the parent frame
_top Opens the link in the full body of the window
framename Opens the link in a named frame


HTML base Tag Reference HTML <base> tag

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