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Window.open location problem

Hi there.  I'm using the following javascript to open a window.  The issue is that on SOME client machines, the window opens displaying the URL bar (Location) even though that option is set to "no".  I'm not certain if this is a browser setting or something wrong with my code.  It works on most PCs.  Today's offender was running windows XP with IE8.  I tried vewing both in and out of compatility view and there were no changes.  

Ordinarily I wouldn't care so much, but it's nice to hide the URL.  In addition we are using our application with some screen-scraping software and this extra bar on SOME of the machines is throwing things off.  

HELP! :)




window.open('sl/index.htm', '_blank', 'width=1016,height=660,toolbar=no,location=no,directories=no,status=no,menubar=no,scrollbars=no,copyhistory=no,resizable=no')
        window.open('', '_parent', '');

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Jeremy Morel
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andrewlorienCommented:
the location setting isn't all that reliable.

in FireFox, the user can decide whether to allow hiding of the location bar, and FF3 shows the location bar by default.
in IE7 and greater, the location setting actually controls whether the toolbar is hidden, not the location bar (which is always displayed)
and of course, all modern browsers have popup warnings, so your users will have to say ok to your popup window before they see it anyway.

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