I just updated to Internet Explorer 8, then checked out one of my sites and realised that every affiliate banner link that had target="_blank" didn't work when clicked. The thing is, I always add target="_blank" to affiliate links to open up a new browser window instead of closing my web page down. As soon as I removed it the links worked fine, but opened in the same window unfortunately. I was banging my head all day trying to figure out why the image links didn't work in IE8. Well, it seems that the powers-that-be think it's a good idea if the visitor decided whether or not he wanted to open a new browser window when clicking on an external link. IE8 seems to follow this rule and ignore target="_blank" which is probably why all my image links don't work in that browser. Firefox is fine though, which is why I never noticed the problem before. I will now have to check all my sites and change the links because of this. This must have cost me some affiliate sales because the damn links didn't work for IE8 users. Internet Explorer is pain in the ass and the pocket.