To reproduce: put three attached files into a folder on the hard drive.
(Your path may differ)
1. type file:///C:/t/testTarget.ht
ml into one tab of chrome
2. type file:///C:/t/testTargetCon
l into another tab
3. In the first tab, hit either of the two links: "Try this link/submit to an iframe"
Note that a new tab is opened. This should NOT happen -- the content of the link should appear in the iframeTarget iframe in the testTargetContainer tab. This works in IE8, Safari, and FF17 (although FF17 gives an error on the submit, a known issue). There is no cross-domain iframe loading going on here.
Our product implements a multi-subwindow page that should be receiving these link targets, to implement a drilldown, but it fails on chrome, making chrome look bad to our customers who would otherwise like to use chrome.
I think this is a standard violation. Is there any workaround?