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Last Updated: Wednesday April 23 2014 - 06:04:46

Opening url link in new window


Poster: apbristow
Dated: Saturday December 10 2005 - 19:41:15 GMT

I may be missing something but I simply cannot get a URL link to open a new window?

I am using syntax

aI("image=example.gif;text=Example;url=https://www.example.co.uk;target=new");

Can anyone advise what I am doing wrong.

Andy

More info


Poster: apbristow
Dated: Saturday December 10 2005 - 20:43:22 GMT

Sorry - should also have added that I am using a licensed/registered version of Menu Milonic style Sample 78 Ver 5.736.


Poster: Ruth
Dated: Sunday December 11 2005 - 2:02:35 GMT

Hi,

It's been reported and I'm sure Milonic is working since they work pretty quickly to fix any bugs.

Ruth


Poster: Shap5202
Dated: Wednesday December 14 2005 - 3:35:00 GMT

I apologize in advance if this is something you know and just didn't want to do, but I didnt know the background :)

You could always just do the open in a new window yourself if you don't want to wait for a fix.

Just add a javascript method to your html
Code:
<script>
function openWindow(url){
        window.open(url);
}
</script>


again, if my post is pointless for you.. please disregard... just didnt have anything better to do on a tuesday night :)
along with
Code:
aI("image=example.gif;text=Example;url=javascript:openWindow('https://www.example.co.uk');");


Poster: jencam
Dated: Friday December 16 2005 - 12:22:13 GMT

I tried that javascript with the code also and it didn't work. If I add the javascript to a page won't it open every page in a new window when you might not want it to?


Poster: bobwill
Dated: Friday December 16 2005 - 12:47:17 GMT

I thought syntax was target='new' or target=_new. I used target=_blank using lates version of menu and it works fine...


Poster: jencam
Dated: Friday December 16 2005 - 15:57:57 GMT

Great. Can you explain how it goes?

Like we have
Code:
aI("text=Domains and hosting;url=http://www.ozhub.com;");


Can you tell me how to put the _blank in? I've tried it and it didn't work.


Poster: bobwill
Dated: Friday December 16 2005 - 16:11:23 GMT

Here is an example:

aI("text=Birth Certificate Search;url=http://www.vitalchek.com/;target=_blank;status=Order a Birth Certificate;separatorsize=1;");

Make sure that you do not put a space after the "target=", just all one word. "target=_blank"

Hope this helps...


Poster: jencam
Dated: Friday December 16 2005 - 16:19:53 GMT

Yeah that worked. Brilliant. Thanks a heap.


Poster: Ruth
Dated: Friday December 16 2005 - 16:37:06 GMT

Hi,

The newest version [pre-release at this point, 5.737] has fixed the open a new window problem I believe.

As to using a function to open a new window:

Code:
var newwindow;
function poptastic(url)
{
   newwindow=window.open(url,'name','height=500,width=400,left=100,
  top=100,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes,toolbar=yes,status=yes');

}


If you put the function into the menu_data.js file and call it from particular links, it will only open that page in a new window. I'm using the one above because it's one I've used before. You would put that at the top of you menu_data.js file, note there are no script tags. Then in the aI strng you'd code it as


Code:
aI("text=item;url=javascript:poptastic('http://whatever/');");


Note that I"ve put the window features into the function so you wouldn't use targetfeatures= in the aI, also note that not all browsers will accept all the features, for example, some will not read top= and left= and allow you to position the window.

For information on target features check this site
http://www.devguru.com/Technologies/ecm ... _open.html

Ruth


Poster: jencam
Dated: Friday December 16 2005 - 17:41:58 GMT

Hi,
I've found the way I did it worked.

I don'tthink I have the altest version. But if you put that script in menu_data.js file wouldn't it open every link in this new window?

If you don't add it to the links you want opening in anew window?


Poster: Ruth
Dated: Friday December 16 2005 - 17:47:19 GMT

No, if you put it in the menu_data.js file the only links that would open in a new window are the ones that have the call for the function in the aI string
Code:
aI("text=item;url=javascript:poptastic('http://whatever/');");


However, I don't think you need a function, the newest version of the menu has fixed the open new window problem as far as I know so you can just use the internal new window
Code:
aI("text=item;url=whatever.htm;target=_new;targetfeatures=whatever features you want, or you can leave out target features;");


Ruth


Poster: jencam
Dated: Friday December 16 2005 - 17:58:05 GMT

Sorry. I just checked which version I have and it is Version 5.735
So the _blank works


Poster: erik_c
Dated: Friday December 16 2005 - 18:31:35 GMT

Ruth wrote:
Code:
var newwindow;
function poptastic(url)
{
   newwindow=window.open(url,'name','height=500,width=400,left=100,
  top=100,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes,toolbar=yes,status=yes');

}


Code:
aI("text=item;url=javascript:poptastic('http://whatever/');");



When opening new windows, it's extra helpful to give them focus, just in case the "newwindow" reference is minimized or in the background.

Code:
var newwindow;
function poptastic(url)
{
   newwindow=window.open(url,'name','height=500,width=400,left=100,
  top=100,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes,toolbar=yes,status=yes');
  newwindow.focus();
}


Poster: jencam
Dated: Friday December 16 2005 - 18:36:03 GMT

Absolutely. It is good to have the new window at a smaller size than usual. Will take note.

Target Windows - Now I get them where they weren't before!


Poster: burtg
Dated: Wednesday December 21 2005 - 16:40:41 GMT

On using Ver 5_734 and 5_738 I am geting a new browser window open up - when previously the pages just opened in the same window. Is this a bug?