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Thu Nov 24 13:20:28 EST 2005
On 24/11/05, Emmanuel Piperakis <epiperak at softlab.ece.ntua.gr> wrote:
> > First, don't use popups !
Some reasons :
* Popups are associated to advertisement. More and more tools exist to
* You user looses the navigation history when you use popups.
target browser is well know and that you developp and application, not
> > Second ,it looks like your form gets submitted, so logically, the rest
> > of the script is not executed. Could it that be it ?
> The submit executes the function in the controller, yet I am sure the
> return false, then the popup does not close, and the remaining open popup
> loads the main page.
Ok, then the problem looks more serious. Do you store objects in the session ?
If yes, try to use the database to store the intermediate datas.
> Popups are necessary in my app. The user adds Tenants in Rent Rolls.
> He/She has to be able to look at the total rent roll (displayed in the
> main page) as he enters new tenants. The same occurs while entering loan
> repayment schedules, etc...
I'm sure they are not necessary. If you want, i'll gladly help you to
circuvent the problem. Send me a screenshot of the page in question
with the popup and some explanations of what it is.
Some preliminary ideas, is to add a <div> to replace the popup, like
manveru said. The data contained in the div can be fetched
unvisible iframe to avoid page reloading if that is the problem.
> Also, popups look COOL, especially to people with small or none
Not at all, popups get lost behind the main browser if the user clicks
anywhere outside of it. If a newbie don't see a window they'll think
it disappeared and will try to open a new-one. It's my own experience
when i did usability tests on lambda users.
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