Do you know you should not open popup windows and use a javascript modal instead?

Last updated by Brook Jeynes [SSW] 9 months ago.See history

The popup blockers in several browsers prevent JavaScript from being used to open windows without user interaction (e.g. clicking a link). You should use an anchor tag instead.

<body onload="'');return true;">

Figure: Bad example - Using JavaScrip in OnLoad event

<a href="" target="_new">Document</a>

Figure: Good example - Using HTML anchor tag. This will open in a new tab or window depending upon browser configuration

<a href="#" onclick="'');return false;">Document</a>

Figure: Good example - Using Javascript in an onclick event means you can force a popup window in preference to a new tab and also control the size and placement of the window

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