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Adam Edell on July 20, 2000 at 14:06:25:

Worth reading

The question was: "Q309 MSIE3 doesn't seem to recognize opener in a pop-opened window, what do I do?"

and your answer in MANY locations on your site is some variation of this:

The opener property is not defined by default in older browsers. It's not a big problem as it is possible to define it yourself in the main window that opens the popup window:

function newWindow(file,window) {
if (msgWindow.opener == null) msgWindow.opener = self;

However, what happens when you have a script in the popup window that says something like:

opener.name = "mainwindow"

How will IE3 react to this? Don't you have to use something like:

msgWindow.opener.name = "mainwindow" ???

I don't have IE3, but when I try this, using msgWindow.opener causes an error in newer browsers...

Can it be that simple? Will IE3 will accept


instead of msgWindow.opener.location.href ???


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