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I am trying to implement the JS code given here:

https://davidlozzi.com/2011/08/09/sharepoint-defaulting-external-links-to-open-in-a-new-window/

So that all external links open in a new window. I copied the JS into notepad and saved it in a new folder, StyleLibrary/scripts. However, I keep getting errors on the code when I look at dev tools: enter image description here

I tried the original version with script tags, but it gave me uncaught syntax error on "<"... I also changed the $ to jQuery just to see if it would work.

The script link I added looks like the following:

<!--SPM:<SharePoint:ScriptLink language="javascript" Defer = "true" runat="server" Localizable="true" name="~sitecollection/Style Library/scripts/externalLinkNewWindow.js" />-->

Any Ideas as to why I keep getting these errors? The code isn't running because of them.

  • Start with the easy stuff: 1) Is Jquery Loaded, you didn't post a script tag so I wouldn't know, also make sure it isn't loaded in 2 script tags as all sorts of havoc can ensue then 2) The preferred style for calling Jquery now is "$" or $(document).ready(function(){//code goes here}); – tekiegreg Sep 29 '16 at 20:59
  • Jquery must be loaded, i use it on other pages... I changed it back to $ – Sabien Ambrose Sep 29 '16 at 21:17
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    sounds like a loading order then, this might be trying to run prior to jQuery being loaded – Eric Alexander Sep 29 '16 at 21:43
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Make sure that jQuery linking lines should come first before that your external js files, For example

 <head>
    <script src="jquery-1.12.4.min.js"></script>
    <script src="Test.js"></script>
    </head>

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