[Solved] 'Target=' Error Message (HTML Validator v10.01

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[Solved] 'Target=' Error Message (HTML Validator v10.01

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HTML Validator is displaying the following error:

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The value of the "target" attribute should be a string that does not begin with an underscore character (_) or be one of the following reserved keyword: "_blank", "_parent", "_self", or "_top".
It was triggered by 'target="_blank"' in the a href link.

Seems like this needs a better explanation because my HTML code was valid.

Thanks,
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Re: 'Target=' Error Message (HTML Validator v10.01

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Hello,

I'm sorry for the trouble. That message shouldn't be triggered with "_blank". Can you send me (to support at htmlvalidator . com) or post a sample document that reproduces the problem?

Thank you.
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[Solved] Re: 'Target=' Error Message (HTML Validator v10.01

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Albert Wiersch wrote:Hello,

I'm sorry for the trouble. That message shouldn't be triggered with "_blank". Can you send me (to support at htmlvalidator . com) or post a sample document that reproduces the problem?

Thank you.
Oops, my bad!

I just went back and revalidated the file.
There was a wayward : inside the 'target="_blank"' that was triggering the error.

Sorry for raising the issue.
It was a long day of writing HTML files.
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No problem. Glad it is solved!
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