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Posted on 2009-06-29
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I need code , compatible both with IE and Firefox ,for opening a pop up  window with out any alerts if visitors is closing widow with out clicking any where on page .
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Question by:Muhammad Wasif
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Expert Comment

by:fsze88
ID: 24742859
try this
<script type="text/javascript">
 
  if (navigator.userAgent.toUpperCase().indexOf('MSIE')>=0){
    browserType = "MSIE";
  } else if (navigator.userAgent.toUpperCase().indexOf('SAFARI')>=0){
    browserType = "SAFARI";
  }else if (navigator.userAgent.toUpperCase().indexOf('OPERA')>=0){
    browserType = "OPERA";
  }else if (navigator.userAgent.toUpperCase().indexOf('FIREFOX')>=0){
    browserType = "FIREFOX";
  }else{
    browserType = "";
  }
 
function unloadWindowEvent(){
  //alert("abc");
  window.open("http://www.google.com","abc");
}
 
if (browserType == "MSIE"){
  window.onunload = function(){
  window.open("http://www.google.com","abc");
}
}else if (browserType == "FIREFOX"){
  window.addEventListener("unload", unloadWindowEvent, false); 
}
</script>

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Expert Comment

by:Adam Chan
ID: 24743193
and here is the bit about not clicking anywhere.
<head>
<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript">
var clickedAnywhere = false;
function clickAction() {
  clickedAnywhere = true;
}
 
function popupOnClose() {
  if (!clickedAnywhere) {
    // popup code
  }
}
</script>
</head>
 
// onclick event on body tag
<body onclick="clickAction()">

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Author Comment

by:Muhammad Wasif
ID: 24743438
Hi addamez:

I can not use body tag. How can I call this with out using body tag using java script only.
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Expert Comment

by:fsze88
ID: 24743644
...... comment 24742859 is works on ie,ff without using body tag........
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Expert Comment

by:Adam Chan
ID: 24743889
To fsze88:

 Your code works perfectly fine, just that it did not cover all of the specifications.
quote wasifg
"opening a pop up  window with out any alerts if visitors is closing widow with out clicking any where on page"


To wasifg:

I don't know the code off the top of my head, you could possibly add a clickEvent listener which calls a function that adds the unloadWindowEvent listener as per fsze88's code.
So if the user clicks anywhere and then close, the unloadWindow event is triggered.

fsze88 can probably help you with that because I am not too familiar with browser events.

Cheers
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Expert Comment

by:fsze88
ID: 24744006
addamez,
Okey, I should have some misunderstanding of this question. Please follow this question.

wasifg,
Please don't split points to me, because I don't want to be accept/assist in this question and I having enough points for this month already.
I think addamez should able to help you!

https://developer.mozilla.org/en/DOM/element.addEventListener may help both of you
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Author Comment

by:Muhammad Wasif
ID: 24751483
addamez :
How can I call these without using body tag . I also need to pass a string from parent window URL to this pop up. Can you help mw with this too?
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Expert Comment

by:Adam Chan
ID: 24751783
give this a try..
i took part of fsze88's code and modified it to get this

as for passing a string to the popup, assuming you are using php, you can modify the url in the window.open function to something like..

window.open("http://www.mywebsite.com/popup.php?string=some_text");

then in the popup.php file you can use $_GET['string'] to retriev the content from the url.

if you cannot use php, you can put javascript in the popup page and use location.href to get the whole url as a string, and extract the necessary bits you need via string manipulation

<script type="text/javascript">
var url = location.href;
</script>

consider using the string.split() method.
<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript">
 
if (navigator.userAgent.toUpperCase().indexOf('MSIE')>=0){
  browserType = "MSIE";
} else if (navigator.userAgent.toUpperCase().indexOf('SAFARI')>=0){
  browserType = "SAFARI";
}else if (navigator.userAgent.toUpperCase().indexOf('OPERA')>=0){
  browserType = "OPERA";
}else if (navigator.userAgent.toUpperCase().indexOf('FIREFOX')>=0){
  browserType = "FIREFOX";
}else{
	browserType = "";
}
 
function init() {
	if (browserType == "MSIE"){
		window.attachEvent('mousedown',clickEventHandler);
		window.attachEvent('unload',unloadWindowEvent);
	} else if (browserType == "FIREFOX") {
		window.addEventListener('mousedown',clickEventHandler,false);
		window.addEventListener("unload", unloadWindowEvent, false); 
	}
}
 
function clickEventHandler() {
	if (browserType == "MSIE"){
		window.detachEvent('mousedown',clickEventHandler);
		window.detachEvent('unload',unloadWindowEvent);
	} else if (browserType == "FIREFOX"){
		window.removeEventListener('mousedown',clickEventHandler,false);
		window.removeEventListener('unload',unloadWindowEvent,false);
	}
}
 
function unloadWindowEvent(){
  //alert("abc");
  window.open("http://www.google.com");
}
 
window.onload=init;
 
</script>

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Author Comment

by:Muhammad Wasif
ID: 24752127
I tried this code and facing an issue. On refreshing the page, pop up gets open . I don't need this .
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Expert Comment

by:Adam Chan
ID: 24752180
That is expected behaviour. Rrefreshing the page = unloading and loading again.
Quick work around is if you click somewhere before refreshing, that should stop the popup from opening.
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Author Comment

by:Muhammad Wasif
ID: 24752459
OK , I will add some thing for this, but have you checked this code in IE7 . Its working fine in FF but not on IE7
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Expert Comment

by:Adam Chan
ID: 24753167
Give the following a try. I've tested it in IE8 with browser mode set to IE7.
<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript">
 
if (navigator.userAgent.toUpperCase().indexOf('MSIE')>=0){
  browserType = "MSIE";
} else if (navigator.userAgent.toUpperCase().indexOf('SAFARI')>=0){
  browserType = "SAFARI";
}else if (navigator.userAgent.toUpperCase().indexOf('OPERA')>=0){
  browserType = "OPERA";
}else if (navigator.userAgent.toUpperCase().indexOf('FIREFOX')>=0){
  browserType = "FIREFOX";
}else{
	browserType = "";
}
 
function init() {
  if (browserType == "MSIE"){
    document.attachEvent('onmousedown',clickEventHandler);
  } else if (browserType == "FIREFOX") {
    window.addEventListener('mousedown',clickEventHandler,false);
    window.addEventListener("unload", unloadWindowEvent, false); 
  }
}
 
function clickEventHandler() {
  if (browserType == "MSIE") {
    window.onunload = function(){
      window.open("http://www.google.com/");
    }
  } else if (browserType == "FIREFOX") {
    window.removeEventListener("unload", unloadWindowEvent, false); 
  }
}
 
function unloadWindowEvent(){
  window.open("http://www.google.com");
}
 
window.onload=init;
 
</script>

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Author Comment

by:Muhammad Wasif
ID: 24760226
On IE 7 POPUP opens when we click on window .Opposite what was required. can you check ?
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Accepted Solution

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Adam Chan earned 1500 total points
ID: 24760467
My apologies.
Looks like I copied the wrong script. Here's the correct one.

Cheers
<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript">
 
if (navigator.userAgent.toUpperCase().indexOf('MSIE')>=0){
  browserType = "MSIE";
} else if (navigator.userAgent.toUpperCase().indexOf('SAFARI')>=0){
  browserType = "SAFARI";
}else if (navigator.userAgent.toUpperCase().indexOf('OPERA')>=0){
  browserType = "OPERA";
}else if (navigator.userAgent.toUpperCase().indexOf('FIREFOX')>=0){
  browserType = "FIREFOX";
}else{
        browserType = "";
}
var clicked = false;
function init() {
  if (browserType == "MSIE"){
    document.attachEvent('onmousedown',clickEventHandler);
  } else if (browserType == "FIREFOX") {
    window.addEventListener('mousedown',clickEventHandler,false);
    window.addEventListener('unload', unloadWindowEvent, false); 
  }
}
 
function clickEventHandler() {
  clicked=true;
  if (browserType == "MSIE") {
	document.detachEvent('onmousedown',clickEventHandler);
  } else if (browserType == "FIREFOX") {
    window.removeEventListener('unload', unloadWindowEvent, false); 
  }
}
 
function unloadWindowEvent(){
  if (!clicked) {
    window.open("http://www.google.com");
  }
}
 
if (browserType == "MSIE") {
  window.onunload=unloadWindowEvent;
}
 
window.onload=init;
 
</script>

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