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    Junior Member Gary's Avatar
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    popup window opens TAB instead...

    Hi Folks.

    i'm a bit of a 'nerd' at Javascript, so please bear with me. I'm using an older popup window code (not an auto popup, but one that visitor clicks on, fired by onclick) but in SAFARI browser, it opens TAB not small popup window.

    here's the code:

    function popUp(URL) {
    day = new Date();
    id = day.getTime();
    eval("page" + id + " =, '" + id + "', 'toolbar=0,scrollbars=1,location=0,statusbar=0,menubar=0,resizable=1,width=700,height=595,left = 462,top = 234');");
    and the code is fired in the anchor tag like so, by another script in the <body>...
    <script type="text/javascript">
              document.write('(<a href="javascript:popUp(\'popups/myfile.htm\')">read more</a>)</p>');
    can't quite recall why I scripted a doc.write rendering; this goes back a few years (and my memory cells are disappearing!)

    but anyway, it works on browsers exept SAFARI, where it opens a TAB, not a small defined popup window.

    can anyone suggest a fix or perhaps a better popup snippet?

    thanks for any feedback ...



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    There isn't one. Depending on the user's browser configuration, links may open in a new tab as well.

    You also don't want to open things up in a new window, even if it's on click. Hyperaggressive toolbar popup blockers such as the one in the Yahoo! toolbar will kill it.
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