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Thread: Popup links to Parent Window - backup?

  1. #1
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    Feb 2004

    Popup links to Parent Window - backup?

    One of my clients has requested the following...
    - Click a link to open a popup window
    - Click links in the popup window to change content in parent window

    I have this working well at the following test URL - http://pixgroup.com/popup/ (click the links and you'll see that they load in the parent window).

    The problem is that if someone closes the parent window, the links in the popup window no longer work. Is there a way I can code this so the links open in the parent window... but open in a new window if the visitor has closed the parent window?

    Here is the key code snippet...
    <a href="javascript:void(0);" onClick="window.opener.location.href='http://www.yahoo.com';">YAHOO
    Last edited by idesign123; 04-24-2013 at 06:13 PM.

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    United Kingdom, London
        <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html;charset=iso-8859-1">
        <title>Untitled Page</title>
        <script type="text/javascript">
            function openWindow(link) {
                if(window.opener !== null) {
                    alert('open in opener');
                    return false;
                } else {
                    return true; 
    <body bgcolor="#ffffff">
    <p><a href="http://yahoo.com" onclick="return openWindow('http://yahoo.com');" target="_blank">YAHOO</a></p>
    <p><a href="http://www.google.com" onclick="return openWindow('http://www.google.com')" target="_blank">GOOGLE</a></p>
    <p><a href="http://www.apple.com" onclick="return openWindow('http://www.apple.com')" target="_blank">APPLE</a></p></p>
    Last edited by maurycy; 04-25-2013 at 04:20 AM. Reason: formating
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Your code worked perfectly - thank you SOOO much for your help!

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