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XP SP2: window.createPopup() Method Only Opens One Window Per Page

Previously, users could use window.createPopup() to open multiple windows per page. SP2 stops this.


Everybody knows the sites. You go looking for coolie information and find yourself at a porn or warez site by accident. You try to leave, and you get bombarded with multiple pop-up windows. Click, click, click — you cannot close them fast enough before more are created.

Frequently, this was abuse of the window.createPopup() method for creating a new window. Because of this abuse, Windows will no longer allow more than one pop-up window per page.

This will trouble some web designers that have legetiment reasons to use multiple pop-up windows.

In the world of SP2, this will no longer be acceptable.

David Kirk
David Kirk
David Kirk is one of the original founders of tech-recipes and is currently serving as editor-in-chief. Not only has he been crafting tutorials for over ten years, but in his other life he also enjoys taking care of critically ill patients as an ICU physician.
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