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Closing a popu up and opening a new web page

Posted on 2003-11-01
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Hello,

I have a pop up that launches when a person leaves my site to collect their
contact info. On this pop up I have a simple form that collects the persons
first and last name and email address in a form.

Once the person fills out the form and submits it, how can I have a referral
page load in the browser as a maximized window without launching a new
browser?

Thanks for your help!

Sincerely,
Brandon Powell
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by:dbabbitt
ID: 9664327
What is the difference between a browser and a window?
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by:brandonpowell
ID: 9664411
What I am looking to do is when a visitor leaves my site a pop up window will appear asking
the user to join my newsletter and submit his/her name and email address. After the user
submits his/her information I want that pop up to close, and the visitors browser to load to
my referral.cfm page. How can I do this?

I guess to answer your question, nothing. I am referring to them as one and the same.

Sincerely,
Brandon Powell
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by:dbabbitt
ID: 9664563
What I do is start my popup window template newsletter join form something like this:


<form action="http://#CGI.SERVER_NAME##CGI.SCRIPT_NAME#"


so that it calls itself. At the top of my popup window template I have this:


<!--- Have we called ourselves? --->
<cfif NOT CompareNoCase(ListFirst(CGI.HTTP_REFERER, '?'), 'http://' & CGI.SERVER_NAME & CGI.SCRIPT_NAME)>
      <cfoutput><script type="text/javascript">
            /* We have called ourselves, so the work must've already been done by the newsletter join action code above this code*/
            window.close();
            opener.location.href = "referral.cfm?CFID=#CFID#&CFTOKEN=#CFToken#";
      </script></cfoutput>
      <cfabort>
</cfif>


so that all it displays after you push the submit button is a script telling the window to close and telling its opener to relocate. In the onClose() event of the parent window I have this:


function newWindowMenu(popUpURL, popUpWidth, popUpHeight) {
      /*       creates a new resizable, scrollable, centered window that
            can be closed and reopened without spawning errors. */
      var windowLeft = (screen.availWidth - popUpWidth)/2;
      var windowTop = (screen.availHeight - popUpHeight)/2;
      // sigh...
      var params1 = "left=" + windowLeft + ",top=" + windowTop;
      var params2 = ",screenX=" + windowLeft + ",screenY=" + windowTop;
      var params3 = ",width=" + popUpWidth + ",height=" + popUpHeight;
      var params4 = ",toolbar=0,location=0,directories=0,status=0";
      var params5 = ",menubar=1,scrollbars=1,resizable=1";
      var theRest = params1 + params2 + params3 + params4 + params5;
      var popUp = window.open(popUpURL, "Link", theRest, "focus();");
      try {
            if(popUp.opener==null) {
                  popUp.opener = window;
                  }
            }
      catch(e) {
            }
      popUp.focus();
      }
window.onclose = newWindowMenu('popup_window_template_newsletter_join_form.cfm', 500, 300);


so that the parent window has an opener attribute that I can refer to in the child window.
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by:dbabbitt
ID: 9664577
The above code is optimized for IE 6.x and CF 5 and needs to be tweaked a little to get it to work in other environments. Which browsers are you working with? What version of Cold Fusion are you working with?
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anandkp earned 500 total points
ID: 9668716
take a look at one of my previous post - it had a similar logic ... try it & see if it helps ur requirement !

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web/WebDevSoftware/ColdFusion/Q_20784001.html

let me know

K'Rgds
Anand
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by:brandonpowell
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Thank you very much for all of your assistance!

Sincerely,
Brandon Powell
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