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Opening an offsite page in a new window while redirecting the current window.

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Contributed by win95progman on Jan 22, 2002 at 08:49 UTC
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Hello, Can someone tell me how can I open a web page that is not located on my site into a new window while redirecting the current window to a different location on my site using Perl? Thanks

Answer: Opening an offsite page in a new window while redirecting the current window.
contributed by metadoktor

Yes, fuzzysteve is correct. You'll have to end up using JavaScript. See the Netscape documentation on JavaScript for more information.

You should be able to achieve your goal using:

<html> <head> <script> newWin=window.open ("http://www.someothersite.org","TheTitle","tool +bar=yes,scroll+bars=yes") self.location="http://www.mynewurl.com" </script> </head> </html>
However, creating new windows is a very evil deed indeed.
Answer: Opening an offsite page in a new window while redirecting the current window.
contributed by fuzzysteve

much as I hate to say it, this is probably more suited to something like javascript.
Theres not much you can do to control a users browser with perl, other than send http headers.
Javascript on the other hand lets you do stuff client side. such as set the locatio of the current page (thus causing a new page to be loaded) when a link that open someone else's page in a new window is clicked (target=new)

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