IE ignores hyperlinks with "target" parameter
Posted on 2002-04-01
For some unknown reason, my Internet Explorer 6 has suddenly decided to ignore any hyperlink that has a "target" parameter in it (i.e. a link that would open in another window). This is for any and every web page I have tried. For example, clicking this link, within a site, works fine:
<a href="whatever.html">Click Me</a>
However, this one does not:
<a href="whatever.html" target="_blank">Click Me</a>
The mouse cursor turns to a hand when it floats over the hyperlink, but clicking it does absolutely nothing.
Similarly, if I select *ANY* link on *ANY* page, right click it and select "Open in New Window", nothing happens.
Nothing has been installed, uninstalled or changed on this W2K SP2 IE6 PC for weeks. Rebooting has no effect.