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Creating Valid Popups
Meat Curtian

Msg#: 3953824 posted 5:46 pm on Jul 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

With all the browser popup blockers that are in use these days, how do I go about creating valid popups that all my customers will see, regardless of their browser settings?

Thanks in advance...



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Msg#: 3953824 posted 6:06 pm on Jul 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

Create an overlay in JS+CSS ?

Meat Curtian

Msg#: 3953824 posted 5:40 pm on Jul 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

This from the Microsoft:

What Doesn't Get Blocked by the Pop-up Blocker?
The Pop-up Blocker does not block pop-up windows that open as a direct result of a user action. A user-initiated action includes clicking a page element or tabbing to a link and then pressing ENTER. Pop-up windows are not blocked if they

Are opened by a link which the user clicked.
Are opened by applications that are running on the computer. These applications can include adware.
Are opened, on user-initiated actions, by ActiveX controls that are instantiated from a Web site.
Are opened from the Trusted Sites or Local Intranet zones.
Are launched from a Web site on a user's allow list. Users can add Web sites to their allow list through the Pop-up Blocker settings.
Are launched with the window.createPopup method. Note that Window Restrictions allow only one pop-up window at a time to be open on a page, and that they restrict pop-up windows launched with this method to the Internet Explorer client window.

So with that said, does anyone have any comments on the window.createPopup method?


Meat Curtian

Msg#: 3953824 posted 5:55 pm on Jul 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

I do see that with IE blocking set to 'HIGH', IE does block the window.open function. Even if itís a user initiated user action (i.e. clicking on a button). Any ideas how many people set their blocking to 'high'? And if so, any good recommendation on how to get around this blocking?

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