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November 13, 2003, 2:09 am
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I hope someone might be able to set me straight on how to handle the
situation described below.
I have a page that has an email field for user input and 2 radio buttons
(subscribe + unsubscribe) for signing up to a mailing list. What I would
like to have happen is the following:
The user enters an email and presses the submit button.
At this point a new window opens (I would like to be able to specify size,
etc rather than use _blank) to process the submission and return a reponse
(succeeded, already subscribed, etc). The user would then close the window
by clicking on a 'close' link in the new window.
I would also like the form data cleared, so the user doesn't think the
submission didn't work, despite seeing the confirmation window.
Re: Form processing
Remember that many people now turn off popups (for good reason). If you
insist on using a popup you will likely loose many potential subscribers.
Just open a new page (as is common on the web) to indicate "success" or
"you're already registered" or whatever.