The IT Law Wiki

Sorry I temporarily blocked you on the IT Law Wiki this morning. I have had a rash of articles being deleted with no explanation and have found that if I don't block the individual immediately, they have a chance to delete numerous pages and I have to spend lots of time reversing the deletions. So I have become a bit gun-shy and block first and ask questions later. So when I saw a deletion I immediately blocked you. Once I realized who you were I unblocked you. Sorry about that.

Mdscott 21:14, October 7, 2009 (UTC)


Now that Google Scholar has launched a website containing the full-text of U.S. case decisions, we intend to add links from the case citations in the IT Law Wiki to the full-text of the cases on Google Scholar. However, we would like to have the full-text open in a new window on the user's screen, rather than having the user leave our Wiki page and go to Google Scholar. Is there some way to add code to the IT Law Wiki that would automatically open a new window when a user clicks on an external link?

--Mdscott 02:43, November 21, 2009 (UTC)

It's not an option to do that in wikitext. The developers of MediaWiki decided against it because they prefer people to make their own choice about where a link opens. If people want to open it in a new window, they can usually do something like pressing CTRL while they click it. It may be possible to do something more complicated that straight wikitext using JavaScript. If you send a message to staff using special:contact someone might be able to help you do that. Angela (talk) 11:24, November 22, 2009 (UTC)