Msg#: 4573800 posted 12:39 am on May 14, 2013 (gmt 0)
You guys think opening affiliate links in another window using
could screw up the tracking code from affiliate programs? (generally speaking...screwing up our sales) I read somewhere that newer versions of FireFox are screwing things up for us...but what about for all browsers in general?
In the past i've generally like'd having target=blank , as it would increase the 'time spent on site' stats somewhat.. And other small benefits as well.
Msg#: 4573800 posted 9:36 pm on May 14, 2013 (gmt 0)
ok then name something specific that could explain in technical terms what actually "went wrong". when you click a link, the browser sends a request and a server sends a response. there's no magic involved.
Msg#: 4573800 posted 12:29 am on May 17, 2013 (gmt 0)
How 'bout this way: The server doesn't know that you said "target = '_blank'". The server only knows that there was a request and, optionally, that the request came with a referer.
It's pretty exactly the same principle as clicking on a fragment link on a page you're already on. (The server can send fragment links, but it doesn't receive them. Information in query strings doesn't count.) The "target = '_blank'" statement is used only by the browser.