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Hi all

I wanted to make a custom HTML page that will take input from and user and based on that input it will go to a certain page. For example, I would like to have a HTML page prompt the user for there name, they would then click a next button which would open a new window and display that information, at the same time when they click next it will close the first window.

I am stuck at the part where the first windows closes and the second one opens

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by:scrathcyboy
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In the second window, but this as the body tag --

<BODY onLoad="javascript: window.parent.close();">

that will close the first window when the second opens.
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by:OTNAdmin
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Alright that worked, is there anyway i can use vbscript instead of java?
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by:scrathcyboy
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You really don't want to do that if you want cross-browser compatibility.  VB script is something that is almost always limited to MS internet explorer.  Almost half the world is on other browsers now because of IE's crummy security.  Why limit your audience to only corporate types stuck on IE?  All the leading people now are runnning something like Firefox as their main browser, and essentially everyone has to run javascript these days just to see almost any modern page on the internet.  Stick with that.
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by:OTNAdmin
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alright that is fare, will, I am working on a HTA file, I want to be able to click next an have the first window close Can this done done in VB? THe only reason I want VB is because it is a Win PE script and Java in not the best in PE
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The problem is that VB will give the user a warning before closing the parent, and that is a real nuisance, because people will think you are trying to do something wrong on their system.  You can try these two --

Response.Write("window.open('','_parent','');")
Response.write("window.close();")

Don't be surprised if it doesn't work right.  Javascript is the best way to do this.  Also, explore the issue in these links, there are a lot of irrelevant (erroneous?) opinions in other blogs, but you might find something that will work.  But I think all VB will generate a warning message, as I understand it.  Good luck --
http://www.google.com/search?num=30&q=close-parent+window+in+VB
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