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External link in default.xml - open in new tab target="_blank" not working.

Contributor

Need to provide an external link in our Splunk app menu that opens in a new browser tab.

This does not work.

<a href="http://www.xxxxx.com/support/docs/xxxx/400/help/xxxxx.htm#context/xxxxxconsole/splunk" target="_blank">xxxx Help</a> 

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

In Splunk 7.2.x opening an external link in a new tab from the app navigation bar works. Example data/ui/nav/default.xml file including a link to the Splunk Developer Portal:

<nav search_view="search">
  <view name="search" default='true' />
  <view name="datasets" />
  <view name="reports" />
  <view name="alerts" />
  <view name="dashboards" />
  <a href="http://dev.splunk.com/" target="_blank">Splunk Developer Portal</a>
</nav>

Tested with Chrome 71.0.3578.98, Firefox 64.0.2, Safari 12.0.2 on macOS 10.14.2.

Builder

Splunk even adds a little symbol to the link to indicate that it opens in a new tab.

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Explorer

Works for me per the original question, as noted on this HTML tutorial site:

https://www.w3schools.com/tags/tryit.asp?filename=tryhtml_link_target

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Explorer

Oh, and the XML snippet when putting the URL below panel filters on a dashboard panel for a table:

      </input>
          <html>
             <body>
               <a href="http://www.google.com" target="_blank">Google</a>
             </body>
           </html>
      <table>
        <title> ....

Builder

I don't believe you example relates to default.xml as per the question. Thank you though.

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Explorer

Splunk Version ............................................6.5.4Splunk Build ............................................adb84211dd7c

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Contributor

I downvoted this post because asked a couple of years ago and never answered. hoping someone has a solution.

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Champion

I am sorry but why would you downvote me for pointing out that there is still no solution and that this is a redundant question?