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Window.close without warnings

Posted on 2008-10-15
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I open a window from
<a id='pm' href='mypage.asp'...><img ..></a>

I have a close button (image) on mypage.asp with
<img src="Close.gif" name="close" alt ="Close Window" style="cursor: hand" onclick="Window.close()">

But I'm getting the 'ol "The webpage you are viewing is trying to close the window...." prompt.
The window is opened by a link, why do I get this message? Can I do it without the prompt?

At the very least, I'd like my own message.

Thanks.
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Found this for you on the web:

I've had the same issue... and did a bit of research on my own to see if I could find a work-around for this.
I have created a simple testing example online to try out different methods of opening new windows and having them self-close:  http://sky.prohosting.com/savage25/AutoCloseExample.html
As you can see from the descriptions within it, IE6 and IE7 react differently in several of the cases.  Hence the "issue" that IE7 has created...
In particular, the one that is causing me issues is the FORM submission using a "_blank" target window.  It closes without confirmation in IE6, but does not in IE7.
A work-around that I discovered: IE7 may actually have become less secure when JAVASCRIPT redirects the current page (within the same window), and then this redirected-to site closes the window... the page then closes without any confirmation.  I was able to use this "bug" (?) to my advantage as a work-around to solve the problem.
Instead of calling "window.close()" to close the current window... do this:
window.open('close.html', '_self');
Where "close.html" contains:
<html><body>
<script language="JavaScript">window.close();</script>
</body></html>
This should work in both IE6 and IE7 to close the current window without confirmation.
I am currently using it in my application and it works well.
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I used to use this so I knew about it at one time. LOL! I need a physical memory upgrade!

Thanks!
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Works like a charm.
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