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I am writing an electronic card system for my company.  Everything is going great but now I have one problem between IE and Firefox.  When you view the card that was sent to you there is a Close Window button at the bottom.  This button works in IE but not in Firefox.  I can't figure out why.  Here is the code from each browser.  Any help is greatly appreciated.

FIREFOX
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<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<title>Exemplar CE eCards</title>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="eCardsStyleSheet.css" type="text/css" title="hires"/>
</head>

<body >

  <p align="center">
    <object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,29,0" width="600" height="400">
      <param name="movie" value="Cards/exemplar_thankyou.swf">

      <param name="quality" value="high">
      <embed src="Cards/exemplar_thankyou.swf" quality="high" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="600" height="400"></embed>
    </object>
</p>
  <p align="center">
    <textarea name="textarea" cols="70" rows="6">Another Test</textarea>
  </p>

  <p align="center" class="error">&nbsp;</p>

  <p align="center">
    <input name="Close" type="submit" id="Close" value="Close Window" onclick="javascript:window.close();">
</p>
</body>

</html>

IE 7.0
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<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<title>Exemplar CE eCards</title>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="eCardsStyleSheet.css" type="text/css" title="hires"/>
</head>

<body >

  <p align="center">
    <object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,29,0" width="600" height="400">
      <param name="movie" value="Cards/exemplar_thankyou.swf">
      <param name="quality" value="high">
      <embed src="Cards/exemplar_thankyou.swf" quality="high" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="600" height="400"></embed>
    </object>
</p>
  <p align="center">
    <textarea name="textarea" cols="70" rows="6">Another Test</textarea>
  </p>

  <p align="center" class="error">&nbsp;</p>
  <p align="center">
    <input name="Close" type="submit" id="Close" value="Close Window" onclick="javascript:window.close();">
</p>
</body>

</html>
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by:imitchie
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try just onclick="window.close();"
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by:dyarosh
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Didn't work.  Here is a link that you can use to see how it works in IE but not in Firefox.

http://www.development.exemplarce.org/eCards/PreviewCard.asp?code=5111142007121141&rid=126
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by:Dmitrii
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onclick="window.open('','_parent','');window.close();"
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dyarosh,
From http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/DOM:window.open#FAQ

New windows not opened by javascript can not as a rule be closed by JavaScript.

And from
http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/window.close
This method is only allowed to be called for windows that were opened by a script using the window.open method. If the window was not opened by a script, the following error appears in the JavaScript Console: Scripts may not close windows that were not opened by script.
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