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How to get JavaScript redirect to open new URL in new browser window

Posted on 2004-08-27
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Hi,

I have the following code in the head of my HTML page:
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<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript">

<!-- Begin
redirTime = "5000";
redirURL = "http://www.ddk.co.uk";
function redirTimer() { self.setTimeout("self.location.href = redirURL;",redirTime); }
//  End -->
</script>
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Please can someone tell me how I set the redirect URL to open in a new browser window rather than over the top of the current page? Can't figure it out!

Many thanks
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Question by:gjirvine3000
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Hi there

try changing your function to this

function redirTimer() { self.setTimeout("window.open(redirURL,\"child\");",redirTime); }

this will open the redirURL into a new window

HTH

Scott
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by:gjirvine3000
ID: 11910634
Cheers Scott, works a treat! :-)
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by:Colosseo
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No bother mate

thanks for the grade :)

Cheers

Scott
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