[thelist] window popups in IE failing

James Aylard evolt at pixelwright.com
Thu Apr 8 10:15:42 CDT 2004

Andrew Clover wrote:

> Your immediate problem is the space in 'Delivery Options'. This has to
> be a valid Name, for obscure IE JScript reasons. You may prefer
> '_blank'.

    As you're the second poster to blame Internet Explorer for this
behavior, it might be worth checking to see what the old Netscape 1.3
documentation says:

A string specifying the window name to use in the TARGET attribute of a FORM
or A tag. windowName can contain only alphanumeric or underscore (_)
characters. [1]

    So, any user agent that allows spaces in the windowName value is
breaking an old standard, and not simply ruffling IE's old, gray hair.


James Aylard

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