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ghostdogenterprise (Programmer) (OP)
28 Aug 02 10:22
I'm attempting to find a script that will execute a popup without allowing the user to see that a popup has been introduced. The popup should be unnoticeble by the user.
A littl background; the pop up. Here is the popup I have.

Can if be done with some time trick? Or is there another solution.

The reason I'm attempting this is that I need to access the statistics available from the sitelog.cfm statement but don't need to show the user the statistics necessarily.

Thank for any  help you can provide.

RISTMO (Programmer)
28 Aug 02 10:56
Maybe this?

Onload="var new_Win ='SiteLog.cfm','jav','menubar=no,toolbar=no,scrollbars=no,width=5,height=5,resizable=yes'); new_Win.blur()"


if(($question=="has been bugging me"
AND $answer=="fixed the problem") OR $answer=="really good post"){

ghostdogenterprise (Programmer) (OP)
28 Aug 02 11:36
No Dice. The window opens and closes fast (similar to how it did originally) but it's still noticeble to the user. Thanks for trying.

Anyone else?
jemminger (Programmer)
28 Aug 02 11:55
I don't believe you can do this totally transparent to the user...probably for security reasons:  what if a Site A could open an invisible window B, with the command to re-open Site A if it's closed?  You'd never be able to leave Site A, and you'd never know why.

if (!succeed) try();

basil3legs (Programmer)
28 Aug 02 12:22
Strange suggestion but you could just use frames and open the Sitelog in a really small frame without any borders (or scroll bars!) so it isn't noticed.
Moebius01 (Programmer)
28 Aug 02 14:14
I've used the frames solution a couple of times myself for some background database processes.  If you set the frame to the 100%,0%, all that is noticeable is a slightly thicker than normal bar right above the status bar.
RISTMO (Programmer)
28 Aug 02 14:42
Why use two frames? Won't this work?
<frameset cols="100%">


if(($question=="has been bugging me"
AND $answer=="fixed the problem") OR $answer=="really good post"){

Moebius01 (Programmer)
28 Aug 02 14:47
In both my case, and what I'm gathering ghostdogenterprise  needs to have happen, the second frame would be needed for the seperate code.  In my case, the 100% page of the frame passes through a server side process (somewhat like ASP, but proprietary code) and the hidden frame is ASP/Javascript.  The server side process ignores ASP code, so I had to run two seperate pages, and pass data from the hidden frame to the main one.

If the code gathering data from the stat server needs to execute actively, it would seem a second frame would be needed too, though I may be wrong.
RISTMO (Programmer)
28 Aug 02 14:52
I see what you mean now. I didn't understand that at first.


if(($question=="has been bugging me"
AND $answer=="fixed the problem") OR $answer=="really good post"){

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