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Opening page in original browser window from pop up.


#1
Sorry for the rather long thread title.

I'm currently building a (pretty basic) website for a friends band and when you click on a snippet of a news item it brings up a small pop up box with the full news item (pop up is in Java).

I want to include a link to their "News Archive" inside this pop up box, but I want that page to open in the original browser window (the one the user was reading before clicking to bring up the news article).

Is this possible? I've tried

Code:
<a href="..." " target="_parent">link</a>
but that just opens the page inside the pop up window.

Hope I've been clear enough.

Thanks in advance,
Mark.
 
#3
Works like a friggin' charm. Thanks my friend.

Further on to this, would there be a way to close the popup window while opening in that original window? I've tried adding a second 'onclick' to the link and using the below java, but that doesn't seem to work, popup stays open.

Code:
onclick="javascript: self.close()"
Thanks again,
Mark.
 
#4
That function has that already, you just need to pass a second parameter to it.

e.g.

Code:
<a href="openthispage.htm" onclick="return targetopener(this[COLOR=Red][B], 1[/B][/COLOR])">Click Here</a>
Should work.
 
#6
Thanks both.

I now have the pop up closing on click. Cheers for that Mark.

I'll maybe look into Fancybox for version 1.1 Onartis, looks rather nice and easy enough to implement.

Thanks.