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Disclaimer Script

Posted on 2005-04-04
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2006-11-18

I am building a Website for a Bank and they want a Disclaimer POP-UP to open everytime you click on a link that leaves their domain. examle" You are now leaving the First Bank Website First Bank is not responble for content provided by linked sites."
There site is going to have dozens of links to off site news,weather,stock market info, ect. I am in great need of some help coming up with a script in asp, cgi, javascript. I have tried my self but the popup comes up for internal links as well.

Thanks for help


Question by:edperks

Expert Comment

ID: 13699667

can't you use the "onclick" event for the link, like this:

<a href="stockmarketsite" onclick="return showDisclaimer()">stock</a>

In the header, use a javascript:

   function showDisclaimer
        // show the pop-up window here. use a modal form so the user has to click it away before going on
        return true

I'm not sure about the exact syntax but you'll understand what I mean. You can even put the redirect itself in the javascript function, like this:

    //show popup
    window.location = "www.stockmarketsitestuff.com"

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Expert Comment

ID: 13699725
similar to what Wim had said ... i use this for every external link on my intranet ...

<a href="javascript:externalLink('http://www.somesite.com');">
technically it should be
<a href="#" onclick="externalLink('http://www.somesite.com');">

but anyways ... the js code is just this
<script type="text/javascript">

function externalLink(lnk) {
  var popU;

  if (confirm(lnk+'\n\nDo you want to view this page?\nIt is outside of the intranet, so this only works if you have internet access.')) {
    popU = window.open(lnk,'_blank');
    if (!popU) {
      alert('Link was blocked.');

Accepted Solution

cb1393 earned 2000 total points
ID: 13699726
How about this...

function checkLink(x){
      y = new String(x)
      z = /firstbank.com/gi;
      zPos = y.search(z)
            return true
            if(confirm("You are now leaving the First Bank Website First Bank is not responble for content provided by linked sites.")){
                  return true
                  return false
<A HREF="http://www.firstbank.com/" onClick="return checkLink(this.href)">Internal Link</A><BR>
<A HREF="http://www.firstbank.com/property.asp" onClick="return checkLink(this.href)">Internal Link</A><BR>
<A HREF="http://www.sipc.org/" onClick="return checkLink(this.href)">External Link</A>
LVL 10

Expert Comment

ID: 13701266
just to fix my typo ... where I said it should be: (this is what it really should be)
<a href="#" onclick="externalLink('http://www.somesite.com');return false;">

Author Comment

ID: 13727204
Thanks cb1393 ,

Thats exactly what I was looking for!!


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