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What is a "pop-up" window exactly?

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Please excuse my ignorance on this matter.. but....

What exactly is the definition of a "pop-up window" - by that I mean one
which will be blocked by software such as the Google Toolbar and Norton
etc....

My website has a hyperlink which opens up a new browser window when
clicked... is this regarded as a "pop-up" ? Would this be blocked by the
aforementioned programs ?
Jul 20 '05 #1
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On Sun, 2 May 2004 23:34:43 +0100, "Rob Evans" <re**@hotmail.com>
wrote:
What exactly is the definition of a "pop-up window" - by that I mean one
which will be blocked by software such as the Google Toolbar and Norton
etc....
Just about any new window, especially automatic ones.
My website has a hyperlink which opens up a new browser window when
clicked... is this regarded as a "pop-up" ? Would this be blocked by the
aforementioned programs ?


Some of them certainly.

Not all but definately some.

Jim.
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Jul 20 '05 #2

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Rob Evans wrote:
What exactly is the definition of a "pop-up window"
A new window. Typically, it refers to an unrequested window, often
generated client-side by a script of some sort.
I mean one which will be blocked by software such as the
Google Toolbar and Norton etc....
I don't have add-on software, and can't see the point. It seems to me
that pop-ups are best fought at the level where they are created: in the
web browser.
My website has a hyperlink which opens up a new browser window when
clicked... is this regarded as a "pop-up" ?
It can be. Some people think of pop-ups as windows where part of the ui
is missing, created by e.g. javascript. But a broader definition would
include any new window, including those created by a target attribute in
an anchor tag.
Would this be blocked by the aforementioned programs ?


I don't know. But any decent browser can be configured to ignore
target="_new", or to refuse to create unrequested pop-up windows, or to
ignore all scripting, or....

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Jul 20 '05 #3

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