[thelist] window.showModalDialog giving me heartburn...

Chris Brody subscriptions at cbrody.com
Tue Oct 28 04:39:52 CST 2003

cgeorge at basecorp.com wrote on 27 October 2003 23:04:

> I need to put a link on the page that window.showModalDialog opens,
> and have the new page load in the window behind the modal dialogue.

This doesn't seem to be possible (at least with IE6 on XP) -- the link will
not load in the background while the modal dialog is still being displayed.

If you want a cross-platform solution (i.e. one that does what you want, and
doesn't require IE in the first place) it may be worth having a look at:
and his original article at:

He explains it a lot better than I could!



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