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Popup Blocker catches javascript in personal toolbar



14 years ago
12 years ago


(Reporter: km, Unassigned)



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14 years ago
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; SunOS sun4u; en-US; rv:1.7a) Gecko/20040205

I have an item in my personal toolbar that runs a javascript which opens a
window. In recent builds this has started being blocked by the popup blocker
when I click on the the item on the toolbar.

This will happen for example with the item

javascript:void(win=window.open('http://www.mozilla.org', 'Mozilla',

It doesn't help to put the destination (mozilla.org in this case) in the
popup whitelist. It doesn't help to put the location of currently displayed page
either. I wouldn't expect either of these locations be relevant. If the source
of the javascript is personal toolbar, it should not be blocked.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
Dan, that sounds like yours....

Reporter, the personal toolbar is never the source of JS.  Any JS in it runs in
the page context, so the page is treated as the source of JS.

Comment 2

14 years ago
Works for me on a recent Windows build. Just as for a normal hyperlink, there's
no DOM event on record when the window.open comes through, so the popup blocker
is uninterested.

Alright then. km, working under the assumption that it's the new popup blocking
code from bug 197919 that's to blame, would you try a couple of things?

(1) Does the same thing happen to standard website page links? Just find any
website that contains a normal, untricky link that opens a new window, <a
href="javascript:window.open()">. Is that blocked? The "Make CNN.com Your Home
Page" link right at the top of http://www.cnn.com/ is an example. Not to worry,
it just opens a new window. Doesn't do anything to Mozilla.

(2) Add mousedown, then mouseup, to your dom.popup_allowed_events preference.
(click should already be allowed.) There's no UI; you'll have to use
about:config or take a text editor to the prefs file. I have a feeling you
already know how to do all these things. Do either of those help? Which one,


14 years ago
OS: SunOS → Solaris
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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