Popup window with flexible size

Posted on 2003-02-27
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Last Modified: 2012-08-13
I need to open a popup window which will be flexible in size. i.e. its height and width will be according to its document size. And the code should be in the main page. Is it possible?
Question by:Santanu
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bjorsq earned 88 total points
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As far as I'm aware, this isn't possible. The problem lies in determining the size of the document loaded in the popup from the main window. It isn't a trivial task to determine the size of a document loaded in a window, and some documents will fit in a window by default (say if they consist of divs or tables with percentage widths set). Why not just make the popup resizeable and open it at a sensible size?

If the popup will just contain an image, then the task is a bit more straightforward, as you can access the width and height of the image quite easily:

var popWin = window.open('popup.html','popup','resizeable');
check = setTimeout("checkWin()",20);
function checkWin(){

This is just a quick example - I've tested it locally and it works, but I think the image needs to be loaded before you can access its dimensions, and I'm not sure if checking whether popWin.window.document.images[0] returns a true or false value will do this consistently.

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ID: 8033189
Thank you for your code. Its running well. But is there any process to get the div size or table size of a page which can be use to set the window size of that page.
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