Ios – Why is WKWebView not opening links with target=”_blank”


WKWebView does not open any links which have target="_blank" a.k.a. 'Open in new Window' attribute in their HTML <a href>-Tag.

Best Answer

My solution is to cancel the navigation and load the request with loadRequest: again. This will be come the similar behavior like UIWebView which always open new window in the current frame.

Implement the WKUIDelegate delegate and set it to _webview.uiDelegate. Then implement:

- (WKWebView *)webView:(WKWebView *)webView createWebViewWithConfiguration:(WKWebViewConfiguration *)configuration forNavigationAction:(WKNavigationAction *)navigationAction windowFeatures:(WKWindowFeatures *)windowFeatures
  if (!navigationAction.targetFrame.isMainFrame) {
    [webView loadRequest:navigationAction.request];

  return nil;