Re: [PBML] Create new window,,,
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gordon Stewart" <gordonisnz@...>
Sent: Sunday, December 30, 2001 11:15 PM
Subject: Re: [PBML] Create new window,,,
> At this 11:52 30/12/01 -0800 Richard Taylor squeaked in a high voice
> sumeting about :
> >other option.. sniff to see what they have. If window.open is not
> >use the target attribute of the anchor tag. You'll get near perfect
> >that way.
> >Also, if it's an internal project rather then your own you'll know what
> >user base is and then you'll know whether window.open is the way to go.
> Thanks - Its given me some ideas to work on..
> Ps - its for the web - Not internal/intranet... - so my "base" isnt set -
> I could do a sniff routine .. & do it that way..
> Thanks for the ideas.
Personally, I've just always used window.open() and haven't worked around
it. It's supported by such a high user base that the work around hasn't
ever seemed necessary. It's up to you - if you think the people viewing it
are technically savvy or bought a new computer within the past 4 years it's
no problem - it's also based entirely on how you feel you want people to
perceive your site, especially if you aren't selling something and need to
have a really wide user base. FYI, almost every site I've worked on in the
past two years has had confirmation popups, popup slide-shows, or some other
form of pop-up it's very widely supported - the sniff routine is definitely
overkill and could end up working against you as browser sniffing is
probably less accurate then the odds that someone has a user agent that
And one other key pop-up thing. Be sure to add the following to your body
onLoad="window.focus();" This brings the pop-up above the parent window -
otherwise they have a tendency to be below the parent window and only show
up in your task bar if you have a PC and they can end up buried on the Mac
as they don't have a task bar.