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Window Spawning and Remotes: Introduction - Doc JavaScript


Window Spawning and Remotes

Ever since Netscape Navigator 2.0, many major web sites have used "JavaScript Remotes" as a convenient navigation tool. These first-generation remotes were based entirely on JavaScript. First you call a function to launch the remote, then another one, when the user clicks a link or submits a form, to load an URL in the main window. Until someone uncovered an undocumented feature, which made targeting the main window from within a remote as simple as loading a link in a frame. In this column we'll show you:

  1. How to launch a new window with HTML.
  2. How to launch a new window with JavaScript.
  3. How to specify the new window's attributes.
  4. How to manipulate the new window after creating it.
  5. How to embed links and forms in the remote's document.

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Created: November 18, 1997
Revised: December 4, 1997
URL: http://www.webreference.com/js/column7/