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Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Madison, Indiana, USA
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 10-20-2004 19:23

I was reading this thread where Cerulean was asking about creating chromeless windows and liorean asked

Do you mean a real popup, or a DHTML simulation of a popup?

I'm going to show my ignorance and ask "What is the differnce?"

I had always assumed that you create a pop-up window using dhtml (JavaScript or VB, etc); using the open function in JavaScript, for instance.

What is a real pop-up?

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Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: France
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 10-20-2004 19:32

real popup = a new browser window summoned thanks to the target attribute of an A tag, or via a ... )
DHTML simulation = well ... a DHTML simulation of a browser window made of DIVs and what not.

Hope the things are more clear now,

Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: New California
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 10-20-2004 19:48

With all the problems with people abusing "real" popups and all the counter-measures employed against them, DHTML simulated popups have added appeal.

: . . DHTML Slice Puzzle : . . .

Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Somewhere over the rainbow
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 10-21-2004 01:06

The poster has demanded we remove all his contributions, less he takes legal action.
We have done so.
Now Tyberius Prime expects him to start complaining that we removed his 'free speech' since this message will replace all of his posts, past and future.
Don't follow his example - seek real life help first.

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

Insane since: Jul 2002

posted posted 10-21-2004 03:26

Another potentially dangerous one, used by the phishing community once again.

I played around with that IE-specific createPopup() a bit (I assume that's the one you mean) a while ago - it still works under XP SP2 last I checked.. and you can still position one on top of the address bar etc. among other things. Quite disturbing.

(Edited by Scott on 10-21-2004 03:26)

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Madison, Indiana, USA
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 10-22-2004 20:32

Thanks for your answers.

Ini: I had not been aware of that means of making a pop-up.

Hasn't "target=..." been depricated?

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