July 5, 2008

Problems using navigateToURL

Filed under: as3, note — michaelangela @ 8:34 pm

Was just dealing with this… must check out!

Problems using navigateToURL – aron / philipp development blog

Hi there… we’ve been busy these past couple of days so there
wasn’t much time for new posts – sorry. But here is a little update.
While developing a flash website (AS3 & SWFObject2.0)
that heavily depended on opening URLs in a new browser window we came
across the popup blocker problem that the use of navigateToURL causes.
When trying to open a new window firefox’/IE’s popup blocker will block
the window and display its warning. After googling for some time we
came across some neat workarounds:

1) How to prevent pop-up blocking in Firefox by Sergey Kovalyov

2) The Nightmare that is “_blank”: Part II (resolved???) by The Saj

putting these two approaches into one AS3 util-class, this is what we came up with:

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