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Open a IE7 browser window if the user is running Mozilla

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Hi,

I was wondering if there was a way when the user clicks a button or image that a new window opens up, must that new window must be IE7, even if the user is running Mozilla or Safari. Basically I have a site that's optimized for IE7 and tells the user so, and when they click an image of the IE7 logo I want a new IE7 browser to open with my homepage.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance. It doesnt have to be Javascript, but I'm guessing that will work if anything will.
Jan 31 '08 #1
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You can't do it with javascript. You might consider writing your code in visual basic- it won't affect the other browsers at all.
Feb 1 '08 #2

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you could tell the users to use IE7 to view your page ... but fortunatly!!! you cannot force the users machine to open an IE when the user don't want it ... otherwise he would already use it ... don't you think so? ... imagine a webpage that might open any program at your machine ... nobody wants that and so you simply cannot do it ;) ... in case you want the users to view your page ... make it cross-browser-viewable ... there is no way around that ... and now you see: IE is the only browser that makes the problems, so use Firefox for your site-development and then check it in IE ... may be there are less adaptions to make it work with IE as when initially developing for IE and make it work with other browsers.

kind regards
Feb 1 '08 #3

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Makes perfect sense. I just figured I'd ask :)

Thanks for the responses.

Tom
Feb 1 '08 #4

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