|Set a default target for external links.
|Introduced in version:||1.14.0 (r41333)|
|Removed in version:||still in use|
|Allowed values:||(string) or false|
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Set a default target for external links.
If set to e.g. "_blank", this will also set the "noreferrer" and "noopener" link rel to prevent the attack described at https://mathiasbynens.github.io/rel-noopener/ .
Some older browsers may not support these link attributes, hence setting $wgExternalLinkTarget to
_blank may represent a security risk to some of your users.
Add the following entry to LocalSettings.php file in order to open external links in a new window / tab.
$wgExternalLinkTarget = '_blank';
If the value is set to false, then no target attribute is used with external links (This behavior is the same as