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Unable to open a coldfusion file using window.open() javascript function

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This is my code :

window.open("myPage.cfm?froma=1&p_varA=#varA#&p_varB="+varB+"", "_new", "menubar=no, location=no, status=yes, toolbar=no, width=700px, height=800px, scrollbars=yes, resizable=yes, left=50, top=100")

This does not open up the pop-up in some of the user's IE 11 browsers. It works on my IE 11 browser. What could be the blocking factor.

The same code breaks in Mozilla Firefox with JavaScript error.

Please give your valuable suggestions.

If the error is a JavaScript error, then the browser console (F12) will tell you what that error is.  If you're testing in FireFox, I highly recommend FireBug as a troubleshooting tool.

I'm going to assume that you've placed the JavaScript in between CFOUTPUT tags. 

If it works in some IE11 browsers, but not in all, then the likely culprit would be individual user settings (including but not limited to "Compatibility View"), browser security settings, or network security settings.

Find the error message and post it, here.  We'll see what we can discover. 

HTH,

^_^

UPDATE:  According to Mozilla Developer Network, you don't use "px" as part of the value for height or width.

UPDATE2:  Another thing I didn't think of, until now: pop-up blockers.  If any IE11 isn't opening the pop-up, is the user using a pop-up blocker?

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Unable to open a coldfusion file using window.open() javascript function

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This is my code :

window.open("myPage.cfm?froma=1&p_varA=#varA#&p_varB="+varB+"", "_new", "menubar=no, location=no, status=yes, toolbar=no, width=700px, height=800px, scrollbars=yes, resizable=yes, left=50, top=100")

This does not open up the pop-up in some of the user's IE 11 browsers. It works on my IE 11 browser. What could be the blocking factor.

The same code breaks in Mozilla Firefox with JavaScript error.

Please give your valuable suggestions.

If the error is a JavaScript error, then the browser console (F12) will tell you what that error is.  If you're testing in FireFox, I highly recommend FireBug as a troubleshooting tool.

I'm going to assume that you've placed the JavaScript in between CFOUTPUT tags. 

If it works in some IE11 browsers, but not in all, then the likely culprit would be individual user settings (including but not limited to "Compatibility View"), browser security settings, or network security settings.

Find the error message and post it, here.  We'll see what we can discover. 

HTH,

^_^

UPDATE:  According to Mozilla Developer Network, you don't use "px" as part of the value for height or width.

UPDATE2:  Another thing I didn't think of, until now: pop-up blockers.  If any IE11 isn't opening the pop-up, is the user using a pop-up blocker?

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It would be helpful if you posted the complete error messages you get so that we can help you.

I do see an immediate problem:

p_varB="+varB+""

should be

p_varB=#varB#"

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Eddie

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I'm going on an assumption, but I believe the second variable is a JavaScript variable, not a CF variable.

V/r,

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That's a reasonable guess, which would mean the OP needs to change it to:

p_varB="+varB

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Yes varB is a JavaScript variable

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Did you correct the syntax error I pointed out?

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Hi Eddie

It works on my IE browser with the above syntax mentioned in the question. Fails in the users machine . They also use IE11.0.96

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Do the test scripts I provided you also fail on your user's machine?

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If the error is a JavaScript error, then the browser console (F12) will tell you what that error is.  If you're testing in FireFox, I highly recommend FireBug as a troubleshooting tool.

I'm going to assume that you've placed the JavaScript in between CFOUTPUT tags. 

If it works in some IE11 browsers, but not in all, then the likely culprit would be individual user settings (including but not limited to "Compatibility View"), browser security settings, or network security settings.

Find the error message and post it, here.  We'll see what we can discover. 

HTH,

^_^

UPDATE:  According to Mozilla Developer Network, you don't use "px" as part of the value for height or width.

UPDATE2:  Another thing I didn't think of, until now: pop-up blockers.  If any IE11 isn't opening the pop-up, is the user using a pop-up blocker?

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Hi Wolf Shade

Thanks for the feedback!

The IE Web Console does not show any error.

This is not a Pop Up Blocker Issue. What are the browser settings that can stop this from working ?

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anithav86922272 wrote:

The IE Web Console does not show any error.

Hmm.. but FireFox does indicate a JavaScript error?  Install FireBug on your FireFox (if you don't already have it) and use that for tracking the JavaScript issue.

Honestly, I code for FireFox, first, then make corrections for IE, later.

HTH,

^_^

UPDATE: Oh, and if you could, please, post your corrected code for review.  Tnx!

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anithav86922272​, do the test scripts I provided you also fail on your user's machine?

Cheers

Eddie

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Page1

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">

<html>

<head> 

<title>MyPage</title>  

</head> 

<body> 

  <cfset varA = "a"> 

  <cfoutput> 

     <SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript"> 

            function doCreate()

      {

     var varB=1;

     if (varB==1)

      {var r = window.open("myPage2.cfm?froma=1&p_varA=#varA#&p_varB="+varB+"", "_new", "menubar=no, location=no, status=yes, toolbar=no, width=700px, height=800px, scrollbars=yes, resizable=yes, left=50, top=100");

      return true}

         }

   </SCRIPT>  

   </cfoutput>   

    

  

     <FORM>

  <INPUT TYPE="button" NAME="create" ID="create" VALUE="CREATE" STYLE="width:275px" onClick="return doCreate()">

     </FORM> 

  

</body> 

</html>

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Page 2

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<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">

<html> 

<head>

<title>Pop-Up</title>

</head> 

<body> 

<cfdump var="#url#"> 

</body> 

</html>

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This is how the corrected code looks. The pop up window does not appear for two of the users but works for others and myself. We are using IE 11 browser.

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A) You can take out the "return true", it's not needed.

B) Height and width cannot use "px" as part of the value; these should be integers only.

Your code looks solid, otherwise.  Are you sure that the pop-up flat-out isn't opening?  Is there a chance that it's opening, but behind the parent browser?  You could set the focus after the pop-up:  r.focus(); in place of return true;

HTH,

^_^

UPDATE:  Change your doctype declaration to:

<!DOCTYPE html>

The one you are currently using is way out of date.

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It sounds like JavaScript is disabled on the problem users' computers.

Change the following line

<INPUT TYPE="button" NAME="create" ID="create" VALUE="CREATE" STYLE="width:275px" onClick="return doCreate()">

to

<INPUT TYPE="button" NAME="create" ID="create" VALUE="CREATE" STYLE="width:275px" onClick="alert('JavaScript is enabled.')">

and ask your problem users to test it.

Cheers

Eddie

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A working example.

Contents of MyPage1.cfm:

<!doctype html>

<html lang="en">

<head>

  <meta charset="utf-8">

</head>

<body>

  <cfset varA = "a">

  <cfset varB = "b">

  <script type="text/javascript">

    <cfoutput>

      window.open("myPage2.cfm?froma=1&p_varA=#varA#&p_varB=#varB#", "_new", "menubar=no, location=no, status=yes, toolbar=no, width=700, height=800, scrollbars=yes, resizable=yes, left=50, top=100");

      //var varB = 'example';

      //window.open("myPage2.cfm?froma=1&p_varA=#varA#&p_varB="+varB, "_new", "menubar=no, location=no, status=yes, toolbar=no, width=700, height=800, scrollbars=yes, resizable=yes, left=50, top=100");

    </cfoutput>

  </script>

</body>

</html>

You can uncomment the two commented lines to use the javascript variable.

Contents of myPage2.cfm:

<!doctype html>

<html lang="en">

<head>

  <meta charset="utf-8">

</head>

<body>

  <cfdump var="#url#" >

</body>

</html>

Cheers

Eddie

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Hi Eddie

The code you provided works on my machine on both IE and Firefox.

The syntax  ---> &p_varB="+varB+" also works. I am waiting for response from the User.

Thanks for your response!

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