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Open Your Own Darn Window!

I've got a WebApp or Dashboard or Widget or whatever the nom du jour
is. It sits in the corner of the screen displaying data as needed,
prodded by external events.

It's a browser window with no menu, address, status, etc bars running
a little JavaScript to keep itself fresh.

The problem is that on some users' machines, clicking a link in an e-
mail will open the link's page in my WebApp's window rather than
opening a new browser instance.

The app's window is named on creation (i.e. target="something" in an
open() function)

Does anybody know how I can protect my App's browser window from being
hijacked?

I've tried googling for an answer but "protect browser window from URL
hijack" goes down a whole different path.

Thanks,

Don

Apr 27 '07 #1
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<Do********@gmail.comwrote:
The problem is that on some users' machines, clicking a link in an e-
mail will open the link's page in my WebApp's window rather than
opening a new browser instance.

The app's window is named on creation (i.e. target="something" in an
open() function)

Does anybody know how I can protect my App's browser window from being
hijacked?

I've tried googling for an answer but "protect browser window from URL
hijack" goes down a whole different path.
Check for an option that specifies whether a tab/window is reused. In
Opera, it's Preferences Advanced Tabs Reuse current tab.
--
Darin McGrew, mc****@stanfordalumni.org, http://www.rahul.net/mcgrew/
Web Design Group, da***@htmlhelp.com, http://www.HTMLHelp.com/

"The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese."
Apr 27 '07 #2
On 26 Apr 2007 17:52:46 -0700, Do********@gmail.com wrote:
>I've got a WebApp or Dashboard or Widget or whatever the nom du jour
is. It sits in the corner of the screen displaying data as needed,
prodded by external events.

It's a browser window with no menu, address, status, etc bars running
a little JavaScript to keep itself fresh.

The problem is that on some users' machines, clicking a link in an e-
mail will open the link's page in my WebApp's window rather than
opening a new browser instance.

The app's window is named on creation (i.e. target="something" in an
open() function)

Does anybody know how I can protect my App's browser window from being
hijacked?

I've tried googling for an answer but "protect browser window from URL
hijack" goes down a whole different path.

Thanks,

Don
Unfortunatly that is pretty much dependant on how the browser
intereperates the code =[.

You're best bet would probably be to either
a) Put the e-mail address in plain-text or
b) have the widget window open another window which contains the link

Both are not ideal but at least you can keep your widget open
Apr 27 '07 #3

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