JAVASCRIPT'S WINDOW.OPEN ADDS TO URL

sandy taylor

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I am using MVC3 and jQuery. I am trying to open an external website. I am using the click event (and not a link) because I have some custom logic that will add values to a query string of the external site it is calling.

The JavaScript window.open function is opening a new window, however it is pre-pending the original website's URL to the begining of the external website's URL.

Here is the jQuery code I am using:

$(function () {

        $("#btnTransfer").click(function () {

            window.open('http:\\www.mindstick.com);

        });

The new window opens with the URL of:

http://www.mindstick.com

Any ideas?

I have tried using _blank as the name.

 

  1. Lillian Martin

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    Points:189
    Re: JavaScript's window.open adds to url

    Your slashes are backwards:

    window.open('http:\\www.mindstick.com');

    should be

    window.open('http://www.mindstick.com');

    with the wrong slashes it would be interpreted as a relative url.

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