Syntax for marker to open URL in new window

Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 17, 2021 Feb 17, 2021

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Hi all,

Many moons ago (Fm 11 or earlier?) we were able to open a weblink in a new window/tab by creating a hypertext marker with the following syntax:

message URL https://www.adobe.com" target="_blank

This worked because the "URL" (https://www.adobe.com" target="_blank) got wrapped with quotes when publishing, resulting in the correct syntax.

Now, however, the quotes and space are parsed as %22 and %20 entities.

I've tried using the hex code for the characters (\x20 for the space) but that just gives me a %5 for the backslash in addition to the other entities.

Has anyone successfully unraveled the marker text syntax required for a new window/tab in a hypertext marker in Fm 2020?

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Oh oh, that's worrying - I use that all the time in my FM12 content to launch YouTube video links.

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I haven't tried that yet, but in 2020 they gave us the ability to insert direct links to YouTube videos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlZhAlNMV-E

Seamlessly insert YouTube videos into unstructured, DITA, and LwDITA documents. You can view them when content is published as PDF and HTML5.To know more abo...

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I just checked, and it seems to work for me. FrameMaker 2020.

 

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Got to be some difference in versions - what point versions are you both running?

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