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Why won't windows.close() in function close the window?

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I am learning java script watching tutorials and have created this simple code. The function executes 50%. When I click the button to close the window, the window.confirm appears and when I click okay, the window.close() should execute and close the window. The window does not close. Any suggestions or comments would be greatly appreciated. The simple code is below.

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  1. <html>
  2. <title>Pop-up Ad Example</title>
  3.     <head>
  4.         <Script language="javascript">
  5.             function closeWindow(form){
  6.             window.confirm("Are you sure you want to close this page?");
  8.             window.close();
  9.         }
  10.         </script>
  11.     </head>
  12. <body>
  14.         <form name="myform">
  15.             <input type="button" name="button" value="Close this Window" onClick="closeWindow(this.form)"></br>
  16.         </form>
  17. </body>
  18. </html>
Jan 7 '12 #1
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window.close() only works on windows you have previously opened with
Jan 7 '12 #2

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