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Help with Target Link

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11-24-2012, 06:15 PM
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  Old  Help with Target Link

I'm trying to create a target window for a link but it's not working. Here is the code.

<li><a href ="hatbox_painted_large.html" Target="_self"><img src="E:/Vintage Antiques/Vintage Antiques
Graphics/GSH102_1930's_Hat_box_painted_large_105x.jpg" width="170" height="227"border="0" alt="Hatbox Painted Large"/></a>
</br>1930'sHatbox Painted Large - <strong>105</strong></li>

11-25-2012, 12:34 AM
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If the page you indicated, hatbox_painted_large.html, is not found in the same directory as the page containing this link it will not work. Try correcting the relative path or use an absolute path.

If your problem is that you can't open the link in a new page it is because you should be using "_blank" or the name of the target window and not "_self" as the target property value.

11-25-2012, 01:18 AM
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For more information, you can checkout They're a great source of information for learning the basics.

As newkid said, if you're getting a 404 Page Not Found error; you need to ensure that your href attribute is correctly pointing to the file you're trying to link to.

Also, be careful with using local absolute URL's. If you move the files, that image won't work either. I'm assuming this is for a college course in Dreamweaver or something... If you have to submit the files to your professor and he/she stores them in C:\Students\INFO 105-02\Vintage Antiques\<name>\ then your image will no longer be located in E:\Vintage Antiques\Vintage Antiques\Graphics and result in a missing image...

Hope this helps!


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