pop up window

Posted on 2005-04-24
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Last Modified: 2013-11-28
Hi all,

I've been asking a few questions this week, thanks for everyone's patience. I'm developing a small school report system. What I'm trying to do is once a pupil is selected, a pop up window is created with their report in it. The trouble is, the form will be using variables from the url i.e. $_GET and the pop up I want will not have an address bar (you know, the neat small windows that pop up with user information)...is there a way round this?

Question by:katneej
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Expert Comment

ID: 13854731
Hi Kate,

I am not quite sure i understand the problem. Even if the address bar is not displayed in the pop up window, provided the query string was present in the URL to be loaded, the GET array will still be populated.

For example, if you had a file containing:

<script language="JavaScript">
window.open ("test.php?test=value","mywindow","width=300,height=200");

and test.php contained:


Test.php, when displayed as a pop up would show:

Array ( [test] => value )

Ie. The index, 'test', is present in the GET array.


Author Comment

ID: 13854987
Hi Diablo,

Thats brilliant. Any how  I would call the javascript pop-up window from the php statment, i.e.

 echo "<td ><a href='javascript:window.open('editor.php?group=$GroupID')'>Group $GroupName</a></td>";

doesn't seem to work, wouldn't i have to send the url to a seperate function?
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Accepted Solution

Diablo84 earned 2000 total points
ID: 13854997
The main problem there is the quotes.

You would have to do something like this:

echo "<td ><a href=\"#\" onClick=\"window.open('editor.php?group=$GroupID');return false;\">Group $GroupName</a></td>";

Note that the backslash is used to escape the quotes that are to be outputted.

Or, if you wanted to size it to specific dimensions:

echo "<td ><a href=\"#\" onClick=\"window.open('editor.php?group=$GroupID','WindowName','width=300,height=200');return false;\">Group $GroupName</a></td>";


Author Comment

ID: 13855042
wow, very impressed, thanks very much...the pop up window will be a form you see which interfaces with the MySql database, i thought it would look a lot more professinal in its own pop-up...I think I will use a bigger size for it than usual because I wouldn't want the box to be small for the form..

anyway, thanks very very much for you help!

Katie :)
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Expert Comment

ID: 13855060
no problem :)


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