Hello,

Is there a way to change the target name of a pop-up window?

If you check out my site you will see the issue I am having. What happens is when you click on "Open Chat Window" and then click on "Detach Jukebox" they populate in the same pop-up. So you can't have both windows open at the same time. :sad:

If I could change the name of the pop-up's target to "_chat" or "_jukebox" instead of "_blank" perhaps I could have both pop-ups open.

The site is http://www.stateofhumanity.org - check it out and you will see the issue.

Let me know if you know what I can do about this issue.

That's pretty much how you do it...except without the leading underscore.

target="chat" and target="jukebox"

How do I identify the pop up as "chat" What code would I place in the html document?

Odin

<a href="linked.html" target="newwin" >link</a>

or
window.open(URL, name [, features])

<a href="javascript: window.open('http://whatever.com', 'tinyWindow', 'toolbar,width=150,height=100')">new window</a>

Ok so far it works. Except the window that has the link also goes to another page and says "[object Window]" What can I do?

As you can tell I am not a coder.:sad:

Thanks for all the support.

Odin

try this

javascript

<script type="text/javascript">
  function popUp(URL) {
    day = new Date();
    id  = day.getTime();
    
    eval("page" + id + " = window.open(URL, '" + id + "', 'toolbar=0,scrollbars=0,location=0,statusbar=0,menubar=0,resizable=1,left=125,top=100,width=500,height=500');"); 
  }
</script>

html

<a href="javascript:popUp('http://www.stateofhumanity.org/chatwindow.html')">popup window</a>

p.s. no need to add window names...and put the script in the head section.

try this

javascript

<script type="text/javascript">
  function popUp(URL) {
    day = new Date();
    id  = day.getTime();
    
    eval("page" + id + " = window.open(URL, '" + id + "', 'toolbar=0,scrollbars=0,location=0,statusbar=0,menubar=0,resizable=1,left=125,top=100,width=500,height=500');"); 
  }
</script>

html

<a href="javascript:popUp('http://www.stateofhumanity.org/chatwindow.html')">popup window</a>

p.s. no need to add window names...and put the script in the head section.

Hmmm. I am going have to give this a more indepth look. The Html didn't work. And I am not familiar enough with Javascript code to implement it.:cry:

But I will continue to work at it.:cheesy:

Odin

Here is a test page.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml11/DTD/xhtml11.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
<title>Untitled Document</title>
<script type="text/javascript">
  function popUp(URL) {
    day = new Date();
    id  = day.getTime();
    
    eval("page" + id + " = window.open(URL, '" + id + "', 'toolbar=0,scrollbars=0,location=0,statusbar=0,menubar=0,resizable=0,left=125,top=100,width=150,height=150');"); 
  }
</script>
</head>

<body>
<p><a href="javascript:popUp('http://www.stateofhumanity.org/chatwindow.html')">popup window</a>
</body>
</html>

Here is a test page.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml11/DTD/xhtml11.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
<title>Untitled Document</title>
<script type="text/javascript">
  function popUp(URL) {
    day = new Date();
    id  = day.getTime();
    
    eval("page" + id + " = window.open(URL, '" + id + "', 'toolbar=0,scrollbars=0,location=0,statusbar=0,menubar=0,resizable=0,left=125,top=100,width=150,height=150');"); 
  }
</script>
</head>

<body>
<p><a href="javascript:popUp('http://www.stateofhumanity.org/chatwindow.html')">popup window</a>
</body>
</html>

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