Force External Links to Open in a New Window Using JQuery

headmaster @ 11:15 pm


jQery LogoI’m using an RSS feed script to import news feeds into on one of my sites. The problem is that the RSS links open by default on the current window. Instead I want the RSS links to open in a new window only. That is, all external links on the page need to open as _blank. And all internal links (links to current site) should open in the current window.

It seems this is something that should be part of the RSS script, unfortunately the script I’m using does not have that functionality. Or at least not in an easily configurable way that I could find.

Having no time to delve into the innards of the RSS script instead I opted to override the links behavior using JQuery. See the solution below.

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Working with StatusNet

headmaster @ 1:00 am


StatusNet MicroblggingIn this series of articles we will be documenting our work with the StatusNet micro blogging platform. Because managing an Open Source app like StatusNet requires some knowledge we will not waste a lot of time with what is considered basic information. Simply put, if you need to be here, it is assumed you understand the conversation.

We try to run an open forum so anyone and everyone is invited and welcome to partake in the discussion if you think you have something to add. We will also try to help if that help falls within our capabilities.

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Working with Exo PHPDesk

headmaster @ 8:05 pm


Exo PHPDesk Helpdesk SoftwareI’m evaluating several help desk solutions in search of a platform I can work with and if necessary expand. My experience with Open Source software has taught me that while there are a lot of OS apps that don’t deserve to live on. There are others that can be considered diamonds in the rough and deserve some time to polish. There is however a limited number of OS apps that are truly awesome out of the box. In this post we will be looking at ExoScript’s Exo PHPDesk and determine into which of these 3 categories it falls.

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