Rich Text Editor adds extra text (rel="noopener noreferrer")

  • Symptoms can be different for some Sitecore versions, but the common problem is appearing of rel="noopener noreferrer" text snippets after adding hyperlinks to be opened in New Window (target_blank).

    • For Sitecore XP 8.2 Update-6 + :
      Rich Text Editor duplicates the rel="noopener noreferrer" attribute in the <a> tag. For example:
       <a rel="noopener noreferrer" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="/Services/Tracking/TrackEvent?ev=ovWJLSjXJqj0AnAe71JAJJwsXnteBFzOWEz6nd1x6jnR3l5sChav8g1nD%2bmSdeRJaGJLPpVtwgmGb%2flNwNoFsSuwvhBz1IrULdgRk72LE8DuMoyMyIeJNRTJFYwqjBb8" 
      target="_blank"> Sitecore </a>
    • For Sitecore XP 8.2 Update-4 and Sitecore XP 8.2 Update-5 :
      rel="noopener noreferrer" snippets appear at random places in the text outside the <a> tag. The problem appears when trying to add several hyperlinks.
  • To resolve this issue, consider one of the following options:

Applies to:

CMS 8.2 Update-4 - 9.2 Initial Release

CMS 9.3 Initial Release

June 12, 2019
May 14, 2020

Reference number:

223855, 175841


  • Rich Text Editor