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Hi All,

Been a long time since I dropped in, but I needed a pointer in the right
direction on what I am going to ask about.

On our website we have several links that relate to our drifter data.
Now the people that are would like to include an acknowledgment page,
but not necessarily one on each of the pages.

What I would like to do is when the links are clicked a page opens with
the achknowlegement information and the references and then when the
user clicks an okay button it will continue on to the desired destination.

How can I do this without having to change up the entire navigation? Can
something like this be done with htaccess? Any ideas or suggestions?


Patrick A. Smith           Assistant System Administrator
Ocean Circulation Group USF - College of Marine Science

The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody
appreciates how difficult it was. - La Rochefoucauld

Re: Open window with htaccess

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Is this the one using drifters to log pollution from the Gulf of
Mexico oil spillage?

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Frankly, that sounds an awful idea.  To see why, try navigating around
this site for a while in a browser that doesn't have Flash installed:

Bloody maddening, is it not?!

Then you also have to consider accessibility  -  such an arrangement
will at least be very confusing to the visually impaired, and there
may be other accessibility implications as well.

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IIRC, weren't you already using PHP to collect/collate the drifter
data?  I would've thought you could use it to do something like what
you want.  However, I really would advise against it.

Why not append an acknowledgement footer at the end of each page where
acknowledgements are due?  If there are many which are affected, all
requiring the same footer, you could again use PHP to insert it.
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Re: Open window with htaccess

On Wed, 06 Jul 2011 10:10:52 -0400, Patrick put finger to keyboard and

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Deopending on the structure of your existing navigation, it could possibly
be done with javascript. But that would probably be more effort than
changing the links.

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The best suggestion is not to do it. It will irritate users of your site,
for no useful benefit.


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