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question about pop-up windows

Discussion in 'Fan Sites' started by Grimby , Jan 2, 2004.

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  1. Grimby

    Grimby Technical Consultant & Former Head Admin star 7 Staff Member Administrator

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    Apr 22, 2000
    there are a few instances on my web site where i want links to open into their own windows - one is for viewing a full sized image and the other for opening a tiny help window.

    my question is will these windows still open on machines that are using pop-up blockers? i'm not really sure how those things work.

    i guess the way i plan on doing it is using the target="_blank" attribute inside the <a> tag, unless there's a better way i haven't found yet.
     
  2. dark42

    dark42 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    May 16, 2002
    Links won't be blocked by pop-up blockers, only things inside scripts that open new windows. At least, that's what *should* happen.
     
  3. Dingo

    Dingo Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    dark42 is correct, as long as it's a hyperlink, then pop-ups will appear, as blockers only work against windows automatically opened through scripting. I can vouch for it as I've got one of the better blockers, and it's never had a problem when I've used the target="_blank" line in links.
     
  4. Grimby

    Grimby Technical Consultant & Former Head Admin star 7 Staff Member Administrator

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    thanks guys!

    alright, now i know there's a way you can specify the size of the window to open up as well as other attributes. any tips on how to do this?
     
  5. Dingo

    Dingo Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    It's done with javascripting, but I don't have any of my books with me at the moment so I can't give an example.
     
  6. Grimby

    Grimby Technical Consultant & Former Head Admin star 7 Staff Member Administrator

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    that's all i need to know. i'll look it up tonight. thanks. :D
     
  7. dark42

    dark42 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    This should do it, but I'm just copying form a site I found on the web. It looks right, though...

    <a href="URL" onClick="window.open('URL','myWin','toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,status=yes,menubar=no,resizable=no,scrollbars=no,width=300,height=200'); return false">text</a>

    If that doesn't work, let me know, I'll try and figure it out.

    FYI, those are ALL the options you can set. If you don't want to bother with half of them, just take them out.
     
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