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02-19-2012, 12:48 PM #1
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change an elements properties in window.open
hey, is there any way i can change an elements properties in window open?
i click a link and it opens a window with window.open, and i want to take something from the current page and place it inside a textarea within the opened window.. is it possible?
02-19-2012, 05:12 PM #2
it depends greatly on whose page it is. If it's your page that you are opening then all you have to do is open the window with a query string, parse that out as it opens and add the string to the text box.
If it's somebody else's page you are opening it gets a little tricky - you have to know if the page accepts query strings and how it processes them. Here's how to open a window searching for "horse meat" in google, for example:
02-19-2012, 08:52 PM #3
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If the page is on the same domain then you can just reference the other window by the name you assigned what the window.open returned to.