Correction: I was not using IE 5.0 to view this. In fact target="_new" does
work properly with IE 5.0 - which explains why it use to work fine and now
it appeared to be broken. If there is a better way or a way that works with
older browsers I would be interested in knowing.


"john rigsby" <john.rigsby@corbel.com> wrote:
>
>Okay, I have a page where I want to have a help related link open a new

window.
>I can get it to open a new window but everytime I press the link it opens
>a brand new window. Is there a way to make it reuse the same window. I am
>currently using IE 5.0 and this has to work with Netscape as well.
>
>I have had it work before and I see plenty of sites that have windows open
>"onload" which reuse the window but for the life of me I cannot figure out
>what the difference is in what I am doing.
>
>
>I have tried using a function in my link and passing the filename.
>
><SCRIPT language="JavaScript">
>function openHelp(helpPage)
>{
>open(helpPage,'HelpPage','width=350,height=300,scrollbars');
>}
></SCRIPT>
>
>
>Ive tried hardcoing it
>
><SCRIPT language="JavaScript">
>function openHelp(helpPage)
>{
>window.open('http://sara/demo60-pln/help/acctbal.htm','popup','width=483,height=465,toolbar=0,scrollbars=12,resizeable=yes,status=0 ');
>}
></SCRIPT>
>
>Ive also tried using target="_new" in my link
>
><a href="acctbal.htm" target="_new">Help</a>
>
>[this one actually worked a week or so ago...at least I thought it did]
>
>Thanks in advance for any guidance you may have.
>
>
>PS. Im sure this is pretty basic stuff so please forgive me
>
>