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#1 TrAsH

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 04:16 AM

Hi Guys,

would really appreciate your help in this area.

I have a form submission page on my flash site which sends the form to a php script for e-mail submission. The php script is working fine and I am receiving the desired e-mail.

However, whenever the user submits the form from my Flash site, another window will pop up. I am trying to stop this windown from poping up as I want the user to stay on my Flash site. (I could specify the pop up windown using [Header ("location: $location");] to specify the pop up URL, i want to totally diable this pop up]

Thanks guys!

#2 AndyB

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 05:40 AM

Unless I misunderstood, something in your code opens a new window for some unspecified purpose and you want to disable it. So, find the part of your code that opens the new window and modify it.
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#3 TrAsH

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 06:18 AM

Hi AndyB,

thanks for the reply. But there's nothing that I can see that is opening up a new window.  ???

my php code (contact_us.php) is as below:

$email_subject = "Customer Query";

$body = "Query Details \r";
$body .= "------------------------ \r";
$body .= "Name: $name \r";
$body .= "Contact Number: $contact_number \r";
$body .= "Email: $email \r";
$body .= "Address: $address \r";
$body .= "Customer requirments: $requirements \r";
$body .= "Other comments: $comments \r";

mail("my@email.com", $email_subject, $body, "From: system@email.com");


if i added the code below:
$location = "http://www.mysite.com";
header ("Location:$location");

it will open another window with my site but if i do not specify the wed address or omit the code completely it will try to open up "http://www.mysite.co...contact_us.php" as a new window.

my actionscript code in my Flash site that calls on my php script:

gatherForm.send("http://www.mysite.co...contact_us.php", "_blank", "POST");


Thanks again for looking through this.

Best Regards,
TrAsH  :-\

#4 Daniel0

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 06:30 AM

It's probably the actionscript doing it, but I can't help you with that since I don't know actionscript.

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 07:09 AM

It's this line that's doing it. The "_blank" secion tells it to open a new window to send the form. I guess you could change that, but it may be needed - I don't know enough about Flash to help you with this. If you need to have that part there, replace the "_blank" with "_self" - though this might mess up your flash...

gatherForm.send("http://www.mysite.co...contact_us.php", "_self", "POST");

Good luck.

#6 TrAsH

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 01:59 PM

Hi ale_jrb / Daniel0,

Thanks for the tips.
Yeps its the ActionScript allright....
by changing _Blank to _self, i prevented the new window from popping up. However, I am not able to get my Flash to continue from where it was at..... but at least i'm halfway to where i wanna get.  ;D


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