I finally got around to changing all of my
target="_blank" links to
rel="external". Using a similar technique to the previous database cleanup, I ran these queries through PHPMyAdmin.
SET post_content =
SET comment_content =
Now the only time links will open in new windows (well from the blog content at least) is from the comment pop-up windows.
I’ve been meaning to do this for ages but I just haven’t had sufficient roundtuit. I kept up the _blank charade so I could do this SQL update and hit everything consistently. Anyway, it’s done now.