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Paypal button does not open in new tab when target set to _blank

Thread began 12/22/2009 12:28 pm by forgottenglory205659 | Last modified 2/05/2010 5:35 pm by forgottenglory205659 | 18495 views | 3 replies


Paypal button does not open in new tab when target set to _blank

When the Paypal button is clicked, I want it to open the Paypal checkout in a new tab. The code I have for the button is as follows:

<input type="submit" class="buy" name="submit" value="BUY NOW" target="_blank" />

The class formats the button through CSS. I added a target of _blank to either open in a new window or tab, depending on the user's settings. However, when I test the page in IE8 and Firefox 3.0, the Paypal checkout loads in the same tab. It only opens in a new tab in Opera.

I remember that target attribute set to _blank use to work well in older versions of the extension.

My page is encoded in XHTML 1.0 Strict.

Can you please tell me what I need to do to get the checkout to open in a new tab/window.


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