Open external RSS feeds in new window

Bug #792670 reported by Kristina Hoeppner on 2011-06-04
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peter

Bug Description

as per http://mahara.org/interaction/forum/topic.php?id=3705

An external RSS feed made available via the feed blocktype should open in a new window.

I would amend this by saying: The user may want to choose as some people see it as bad usability (cf. http://www.useit.com/alertbox/990530.html ) to open new links in a different browser window / tab. Thus, if possible the regular function of "target="" when including a hyperlink could be included and goes for all links that are associated with this RSS feed, i.e. the feed address itself and the links to the individual feed items if the condensed version is chosen.

François Marier (fmarier) wrote :

Are we talking about the links to the full articles?

People really need to learn about middle-clicks :)

Changed in mahara:
status: New → Triaged

Good info for those who have a mouse, Francois. ;-) My trackpad doesn't middle click (unless I'm in Ubuntu and then I can make a three-finger click though not in virtualization mode).

Comment from a teacher:

"Just a note that many of us are using laptops with trackpads and even iPads and so aren't using a mouse (for that middle click). Thanks for opening the new topic.

As a long time HTML coder it's the one bit of code I always insisted on people learning and even when using wikispaces or wikieducator I still write the code to ensure links open in new tabs/windows."

tags: added: myportfolio
tags: added: externalfeed
tags: added: block
tags: added: bite-sized
peter (peterh-k) on 2015-02-09
Changed in mahara:
assignee: nobody → peter (peterh-k)

Reviewed: https://reviews.mahara.org/4265
Committed: http://gitorious.org/mahara/mahara/commit/e16394878f5ea48f045765981a77b481634e7cb3
Submitter: Robert Lyon (<email address hidden>)
Branch: master

commit e16394878f5ea48f045765981a77b481634e7cb3
Author: Peter Hough <email address hidden>
Date: Mon Feb 9 16:08:35 2015 +1100

Setting RSS Feeds to open in New Window/Tab Bug792670

Change-Id: Iba8140a1a5a642bf1821be7e74219642f25fa881

Robert Lyon (robertl-9) on 2015-02-10
Changed in mahara:
milestone: none → 15.04.0
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
tags: added: nominatedfeature
Robert Lyon (robertl-9) on 2015-04-17
Changed in mahara:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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