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onload=window.focus doesn't work when calling page with anchor in url

Posted on 2004-08-20
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Hi,

I have several popup windows on my site and if one is already popped up and in the background, when it is called with an anchor in the url the page stays in the background and ignores the body tag with window focus in it. Is there a simple solution for this problem.

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Question by:Chris_Granger
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<A href="somepage.html#someAnchor" target="popupName" onclick="window.open('',this.target).focus();" >
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assuming the popup exists already, that will put focus on the popup before it moves to the anchor ... otherwise it will open the popup and then load the page.  However, I forgot to return true from the onclick:

<A  href="somepage.html#someAnchor"  target="popupName"  onclick="window.open('',this.target).focus();return true;" >
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to clarify the onclick, I am swapping the double and single quotes around:

onclick='window.open("",this.target).focus();return true;'
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also, if the popup exists already, then the anchor by itself should be sufficient:

<A  href="#someAnchor"  target="popupName"  onclick='window.open("",this.target).focus();return true;' >
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Thanks!
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