More discussion/background: https://github.com/whatwg/html/pull/290
What the **** are you waiting for ?
Srsly, it's been nearly 2 years since this was suggested... considering the ratio of bang to buck here, there's no valid excuse for this not being implemented yet.
Jaume Tarradas commented
Edge, like any other Microsoft product is a strainer. But this guy is actually important...
this is way too important to be ignored
Alice Wonder commented
Please implement this. I frequently use _blank as a target because my content often sites other sources the viewer may wish to skim without losing their place in my content, and I was rather shocked to find out the behaviour this attribute adds isn't the default. This is important.
Arda ÖZKAL commented
Please post this on https://connect.microsoft.com/ too.