I went to http://www.eonline.com/ with Linux 0.9.8 (2002020415) and I got an automatic popup, despite the fact that I have "open unrequested windows" unchecked in Prefs->Advanced->Scripts & Windows. I'm not sure how they've done this; all I see in the source are a couple of standard window.open() calls. But I might be missing something. In any case, this is annoying.
If the preference is UNchecked then it doesn't apply. I got it checked and no window has opened for me. Build 2002020206, win98
Actually, might this be general breakage in this functionality? I just got a popup on the NYT site too (http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/national/AP-American-Taliban.html). This feature has been working great for a long time; I can't remember the last time I saw a popup in mozilla, and today I installed 0.9.8 and I've seen two in the last half hour...
Browser, not engine. Reassigning to Preferences and cc'ing Mitch.
Assignee: rogerl → sgehani
QA Contact: pschwartau → sairuh
WFM, linux, cvs yesterday. I unchecked the box, removed the cookie, and when I loaded the page, no window popped up. -> WFM ??
I can confirm that somehow the prefs got changed in such a way that when the box *is* checked, no windows will open. When the box _not_ checked, the windows will open on www.nytimes.com and www.eonline.com. It would seem that sometime between mozilla 0.9.7 and 0.9.8 the function of that checkbox simply got reversed without the text of the prefs window changing. (This wasn't a problem before 0.9.8) I am using mozilla 0.9.8 on a Win2K machine.
I don't believe that it's that simple. I've left the box unchecked, and the vast majority of sites that would normally have a popup did not pop any windows. It prevented them from happening. Yet, I still occasionally get them on NYTimes.com and Eonline.com. For example, my test page http://www.seanh.net/dopop.html does give a popup with the box checked, but doesn't with the box unchecked -- the preference has the intended functionality on that page. So it's not a basic toggle of the pref meaning; it's just not functioning right in some rare cases.
Oh, and BTW, I've seen this in builds as recent as two days ago, so it's not fixed yet.
And THIS page: http://www.seanh.net/popfunc.html DOES create a popup even with the box unchecked. It uses the same method eonline uses -- a function to do the popup, and calling it via an "onload" in an img tag.
Compare similar-sounding bug 126224, "NY Times web sites creates pop-up windows even if that feature is disabled"
All the img onload popups are now being duped to bug 126224, so duping this one too. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 126224 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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