Andrew Ballard wrote:

A lot of sites are moving to simulated dialog windows inside the page.
They have a few nice benefits:

1) Since they aren't real windows, they do not interfere with other
tabs or windows you have open in your browser.

2) Since they are actually part of the page itself, they will always
either stay on top of the other page elements or else they will
automatically close (whichever effect is desired).

3) They are not actual pop-up windows, so they won't be blocked by
pop-up blockers.

Granted, they depend on JavaScript, but then so did your other approach.


Thanks, I hadn't thought about that approach. It's certainly an alternative.
I think I have come across some of them on various sites, but I've found them to be quite disagreeable. As you scroll, they often scroll down, then float back to their assigned position. Weird. And they are usually blocking something that I want to see.

I don't know if what I'm doing is javascript or not. I never have that identifier on my web page. I do call the Window.Open (function?), so, if that counts then yeah. But I like the separate window better. The user can more easily move it out of the way - even off the browser window - and continue reading the main page while referring to the popup window. I'd actually like to allow the user to create multiple popup windows, which I create from buttons on my webpage, but right now they all go to the same window, and I've had enough trouble trying to get that to work. I'm there now with that last Window.Focus detail - except that Firefox seems to be having a problem with that. But, I'm not going to worry about that. So, for now I'm good.

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