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external-link v2.0.0

Check whether a link dom node links to an 'external' website.

External Link

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A simple function that tells you whether a link DOM node is 'external'.

A link is external if it:

  • has the attribute rel="external"
  • has the attribute target and the value is not _self
  • is an absolute link
  • is a telephone link
  • is a mailto link

To use

var external = require('external-link');
var link = document.querySelector('a');

external(link);

Versions

2.0.0 - changed handling of target so that any value other than _self will make it external

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