Bastien Koert wrote:
On Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 11:39 AM, WebPat<> wrote:
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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If they are all going to the same window, its likely that you have a function that names the window. When the window has a
name/id, then any subsequent calls to the window open command will
re-use the same window. if you remove the id attribute (the call is
usually,id,parameters) and substitute an empty string
( '' ) then it should open new windows.

Back to the DIVs option, you can write js controls that make the
window dragable, hidable etc to improve the users enjoyment of the

You are correct, the Open names the window. That is done in the Onclick of the button and becomes the Target for an <A>. I need a name for the Target. This works pretty good. I'm not sure many users would open more than one anyway - at least not without getting even more confused. Probably better.

I've tried to build this with Html and CSS, and just a little PHP.

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