Jquery or Javascript alternative to window.open to get a different target

Hi guys,

Quick, heh.

I am trying to achieve the following:

1- I have a <a> html tag in the jsp page.
2- I want to execute the <a> LIKE with an "onClick" when document ready.

For this i have done the following:


<a id="redirect" href="<%= strToGo %>" target="_blank">aaaa</a>

<script>
$(document).ready(function() {
	
	$(redirect).click();
	
});
</script>

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The main purpose for this is to achieve a new window opened when i load the page.
I don't want my url to be blocked by the popup blocker <--

Please any advice would be great.
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GaryCommented:
jQuery will emulate the click in so far as any click events/functions attached to the link will be fired
It cannot simulate a person actually clicking the link.

There is no reason a simple window.open shouldn't work
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mankowitzCommented:
If the browser is smart, it will block your efforts because it should never allow a new window to open without direct user intervention.
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JavierVeraAuthor Commented:
isn't Jquery or javascript smart enough to validate a sort of valid location for allowing this? actually what i'd like is some sort of advice to achieve the requeriment. So far i have read several guys claiming the same as mankowitz said yet none gave any idea to achieve or solve the issue heh. if the scripts (jquery etc) doesnt provide anything to validate then i guess i am done with this  ? :)
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GaryCommented:
Look at this fiddle
http://jsfiddle.net/GaryC123/L0y59q9w/

A simple window.open for Google and works fine
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GaryCommented:
Your code would become

$(document).ready(function() {
	window.open($("#redirect").attr("href"));
});

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And in action
http://jsfiddle.net/GaryC123/L0y59q9w/1/
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JavierVeraAuthor Commented:
Gary, thank you really much for your time.

But i belive the browser blocks the window due the use of 'window.open'.

I have found this post, yet i have no idea how to implement it on the jsp page i am using.

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function eventFire(el, etype){
  if (el.fireEvent) {
    el.fireEvent('on' + etype);
  } else {
    var evObj = document.createEvent('Events');
    evObj.initEvent(etype, true, false);
    el.dispatchEvent(evObj);
  }
}

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GaryCommented:
The code above will not do what you want if they have all popups blocked - there is nothing you can do in code to override it
The only solution is as I have above and you have to leave it up to the individual user to allow it.
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JavierVeraAuthor Commented:
thing is that i do actions in a page very very very different so i must consider use a middle jsp page to do this sort of bridge, yet i hope it will work if not i will explain the workaround when done.
 thank  you!
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GaryCommented:
How about using an iframe in the page?
As you are using jQuery look at a modal popup
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JavierVeraAuthor Commented:
thanks for the time
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