Cannot set title for window.open for MS IE 7

Hi,

I would like to set a title (e.g. MY TITLE) that will appear on top of MS Explore 7 window.  I open this window from a parent window.  I tried the following, but they seem to not work:
In my JavaScript:

1.     wRef = window.open(url, 'MY TITLE',    
"toolbar=0,location=0,directories=0,status=0,menubar=0,scrollbars=0,resizable=1,width=850,height=700");

2.       wRef.document.title = "MY TITLE";

3.     document.title = "MY TITLE";
akoifmanAsked:
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JaaxConnect With a Mentor ArchitectCommented:
winHan = window.open()
winHan.document.title="My Title" works in IE 6 but not in FF. Is your popped-up page JSP/ASP or just a static HTML. If it is an dynamically generated page like JSP/ASP, then you would pass title as a parameter to the popped-up window.
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JaaxArchitectCommented:
In window.open(url, "MY TITLE", ...) , the argument for which you set the value as "MY TITLE" is actually the Window Name.
To set the title, in the HTML page you need to specify it inside  the <TITLE></TITLE>
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akoifmanAuthor Commented:
I need the window name to be set dynamically from the parent window (parent knows the name).
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akoifmanAuthor Commented:
Hi Jaax,

I used JSP:

in MS IE & I see window name:
http://lab13-20.ibrix.com:8080/index2.jsp?TITLE=MY TITLE

It looks fine in XP's Taskbar and FF on LINUX.  What is this extra stuff in window's name: http://lab13-20.ibrix.com:8080/index2.jsp?

This is the code: <title> "<%= request.getParameter("TITLE")%>" </title>

DId I have to add any other tags (I am not very familiar with JSP)?
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akoifmanAuthor Commented:
Hi Jaax,

I think I looked at the wrong place.  The JSP code does set the window title.  I was just looking at the link just below it.

Thanks.
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JaaxArchitectCommented:
If your pop-up is in fact a JSP page, then your problem is already solved.

Also please use encodeURI to encode your URL which uses spaces
encURl = encodeURI("http://lab13-20.ibrix.com:8080/index2.jsp?TITLE=MY TITLE");


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akoifmanAuthor Commented:
It seemed to work without encodeURI.  After I use encodeURI isee the "ugly" % symbols in the path.  When do I really need it?  

Thanks.
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JaaxArchitectCommented:
If it works without using encodeURI, then why bother ;)
I hope your problem is solved.

And just to complete of what was mentioned previously in my post
>Also please use encodeURI to encode your URL which uses spaces
>encURl = encodeURI("http://lab13-20.ibrix.com:8080/index2.jsp?TITLE=MY TITLE");

At the JSP end, the encoding has to be complemented by decoding
As
<title><%= URLDecoder.decode(request.getParameter("TITLE"),"UTF-8")%></title>

In your page directive append the following package
<%@page import=" ....,java.net.URLDecoder" %>
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