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2:57 pm on Jul 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

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How do browsers that support popup 'blocking' define popups? I assume that using that target=_blank attribute does not constitue popup creation, but what about javascript window creation? Or are popups only those windows that don't open as a direct result of the user clicking on a link?
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The google MKII ToolBar beta seems to block everything that is created by a webpage, irrespective of whether or not it's a result of a user clicking on a link...

I think it works very well. It's easy to force the link to open - you hold down CTRL whilst clicking. I think most of the other pop-up stoppers also work in a similar way.

Hopefully the next round of internet browsers will build in some blocking functionality anyway. I know that Opera 7.0 does.

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Yep, Opera 7.11 allows you to only accept popups that you specifically request.... one of it's many great features!
4:32 pm on July 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Netscape 7.1 and Mozilla both have pop-up blocking (does 7.0 have pop-up blocking? I don't recall). They do not block unrequested popups.
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drbrain, is that a typo? Do you mean that Mozilla does not block requested pop-ups?
7:19 pm on July 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

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it must be because Mozilla does not block requested pop-ups only unrequested.

You would be surprised how many sites create new windows in the unrequested style and they get blocked. I haven't really looked at the specific code but I can only assume they are not instantiated by the actual click.

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Doh! Yes that was a typo.

What I meant was "Mozilla blocks unrequested popups".

<a href="javascript:window.open('foo')">link</a>

Does not get blocked.

<body onload="window.open('foo')">

Does get blocked.

 

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