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How to close or kill an IE window with JavaScript.

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When someone clicks a link on one of my pages I create a pop-up window with javascript called "theWindow". Sometimes this window will get lost behind other windows so if someone clicks another link on the page it will load that link in the other pop-up window but it will appear to them that nothing is happening since the original window is still up but behind the other windows. I'd like to put an onclick event before the current one to kill any pop-up windows. Could someone assist?
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When you create the popup window, open it as an [object] that you can then reference in your "close me" function.
<script>
function OpenIt() {
	childWindow=window.open('popup');
}

function closeIt(){
	if (typeof childWindow != 'undefined') {
		childWindow.close();
	}
}

</script>
<a href="javascript:void(0);" onclick="OpenIt()">Open It</a><br/>
<a href="javascript:void(0);" onclick="closeIt()">Close It</a>

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