VML Target Attribute
This topic describes VML, a feature that is deprecated as of Windows Internet Explorer 9. Webpages and applications that rely on VML should be migrated to SVG or other widely supported standards.
Note As of December 2011, this topic has been archived. As a result, it is no longer actively maintained. For more information, see Archived Content. For information, recommendations, and guidance regarding the current version of Windows Internet Explorer, see Internet Explorer Developer Center.
Defines a frame or window that a URL is displayed in. Read/write. String.
<v: element target=" expression ">
The Target attribute is similar to the standard HTML Target attribute of anchors.
|TargetName||String containing the name of the frame or window in which to load the document.|
|_blank||Specifies that the linked document is loaded into a new blank window. This window is not named.|
|_media||As of Internet Explorer 6 for Windows XP Service Pack 2, the _media attribute is obsolete and is no longer supported. First available in Internet Explorer 6, this value specified that the linked document should be loaded into the Media Bar.|
|_parent||Specifies that the linked document is loaded into the immediate parent of the document containing the link.|
|_search||As of Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP Service Pack 2, : The _search attribute is obsolete and is no longer supported. First available in Internet Explorer 6, this value specified that the linked document was to be loaded into the browser's search pane.|
|_self||Specifies that the linked document is loaded into the window in which the link was clicked (the active window).|
|_top||Specifies that the linked document is loaded into the topmost window.|
VML Standard Attribute
When the rectangle is clicked, the browser loads the Microsoft Corporation home page in the same window.
<v:rect id=myrect fillcolor="red" href="http://www.microsoft.com" target="_self" style="position:relative;top:1;left:1;width:20;height:20"> </v:rect>
Target Attribute Example. (Requires Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 or greater.)
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