target

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The target attribute should be used when there are multiple possible targets for the ending resource, such as when the parent document is embedded within an HTML or XHTML document, or is viewed with a tabbed browser. This attribute specifies the name of the browsing context (e.g., a browser tab or an (X)HTML iframe or object element) into which a document is to be opened when the link is activated:

Only one element is using this attribute: <a>

<svg viewBox="0 0 300 120" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">
  <a href="https://developer.mozilla.org" target="_self">
    <text x="0" y="20">Open link within iframe</text>
  </a>
  <a href="https://developer.mozilla.org" target="_blank">
    <text x="0" y="60">Open link in new tab or window</text>
  </a>
  <a href="https://developer.mozilla.org" target="_top">
    <text x="0" y="100">Open link in this tab or window</text>
  </a>
</svg>

Usage notes

Value _self | _parent | _top | _blank | <XML-Name>
Default value _self
Animatable Yes
_replace

The current SVG image is replaced by the linked content in the same rectangular area in the same frame as the current SVG image.

Note: This value was never well implemented, and the distinction between _replace and _self has been made redundant by changes in the HTML definition of browsing contexts. Use _self to replace the current SVG document.

_self
The current SVG image is replaced by the linked content in the same browsing context as the current SVG image.
_parent
The immediate parent browsing context of the SVG image is replaced by the linked content, if it exists and can be securely accessed from this document.
_top
The content of the full active window or tab is replaced by the linked content, if it exists and can be securely accessed from this document
_blank
A new un-named window or tab is requested for the display of the linked content, if this document can securely do so. If the user agent does not support multiple windows/tabs, the result is the same as _top.
<XML-Name>
Specifies the name of the browsing context (tab, inline frame, object, etc.) for display of the linked content. If a context with this name already exists, and can be securely accessed from this document, it is re-used, replacing the existing content. If it does not exist, it is created (the same as '_blank', except that it now has a name). The name must be a valid XML Name [XML11], and should not start with an underscore (U+005F LOW LINE character), to meet the requirements of a valid browsing context name from HTML.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 2
The definition of 'target' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Removed the _replace value.
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 (Second Edition)
The definition of 'target' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
targetChrome Full support 1Edge Full support YesFirefox Full support 1.5IE Full support 9Opera Full support 9Safari Full support 3.1WebView Android Full support 3Chrome Android Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support 3.1Samsung Internet Android Full support Yes

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