Browser Control Interface cannot open HTML links in new window (Known Issue)

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Tested with
Devices(s): Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, Nokia N97
Platform(s): S60 5th Edition (initial release)
S60 5th Edition
Keywords: Browser Control API
Created: User:Technical writer 1 (03 Apr 2009)
Last edited: hamishwillee (01 Aug 2012)


The Browser Control interface does not open HTML links if the target attribute is _blank, on S60 5th Edition devices. This attribute is used in HTML links which open the underlying URL in a new window. In S60 3rd Edition devices, this type of links are opened in the same window of the Browser Control interface. The other attributes of the target parameter (_self, _parent, _top) work as expected.

How to reproduce

  1. Open any Web page via an HTML link, which opens the URL in a new window, using the Browser Control Interface.
  2. Click on the link.
  • Actual behaviour: Clicking on the link has no effect and the page is not loaded.
  • Expected behaviour: The link's URL is opened in the same window of the Browser Control application.


No known solution.

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