'noopener' link relation

The 'noreferrer' link relation currently governs both referrer policy for a navigation, as well as the 'opener' attribute of any newly created browsing context. The 'noopener' link relation gives devlopers the ability to control the latter without opting into the former.



Established standard

Status in Chromium


Enabled by default (tracking bug) in:

  • Chrome for desktop release 49
  • Chrome for Android release 49
  • Android WebView release 49
  • Opera release 36
  • Opera for Android release 36

Consensus & Standardization


Last updated on 2017-06-14