[thelist] How do I get around this?

Olly Hodgson mailinglists at planetgnarly.com
Sun Jan 5 16:16:01 CST 2003

On Sun, 5 Jan 2003 16:47:16 +0100, <evolt at headhouse.dk> wrote:

> Could it be that a pop-up blocker causes it to fail?

Probably. Take a look at this article on evolt for how to make your links
more accessible.

> Oh .. and yes ... I have tried to make that pop-up center on the
> monitor ... but I never succeded ... if someone can give me a hint on
> that too ... I'll be happy as a kid on christmas eve.

The script I use was given to me on this very list by Anthony Baratta, and
I adapted it to make it more accessible (so the link will still work with
popup blockers, or if javascript is disabled, etc).

Put this in the <head> of your document:

<script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript">
// popWindow function by Anthony Baratta, Opens new window in centre of
function popWindow(theURL,winName,winWidth,winHeight,otherFeatures) {
   var x = 0;
   var y = 0;
   x = (screen.availWidth - 12 - winWidth) / 2;
   y = (screen.availHeight - 48 - winHeight) / 2;
   if (otherFeatures != "") {otherFeatures = "," + otherFeatures}
   var features = "screenX=" + x + ",screenY=" + y + ",width=" + winWidth +
",height=" + winHeight+",top="+y+",left="+x+"'" + otherFeatures
   var NewWindow = window.open(theURL,winName,features);
// -->

Then make your link look like this:

<a href="media/staff.htm"

; return false;"
    title="Meet the Staff">Meet the Staff</a>

(if anybody spots any errors please point them out! :-)

I hope that helps,

Olly Hodgson

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