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Inter web-app communication

smee bond
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How can I make 2 web-apps communicate with each other?
I want to develop a basic prototype with following requirements:
- provide a link in web app1
- On clicking that link, it should open say 'welcome.jsp' from another web-app2.

please provide your suggestions. Thank you!
[ January 03, 2008: Message edited by: smee bond ]
Bear Bibeault
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Place an <a> tag on the page that references the page in the other web app.

If you want it to open in a new window, specify target="_blank" on the tag.


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smee bond
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thank you! I didn't know it is this simple.
I have another request: I am able to open the new page in new window but I do not want the navigation bar in there. Is there a way to avoid the navigation bar and have a basic window with just "Minimize", "Maximize" and "Close" buttons?

Thanks!
Eric Pascarello
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You would have to use window.open

Eric
Ben Souther
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If you use Javascript to open the new window, you can control these things.
A Google search for "window.open" will lead you to plenty of pages like this one that explain how to do this.


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Bear Bibeault
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Eric, is correct. Rather than using the target attribute, have the link execute a JavaScript function that calls window.open(). The 3rd parameter to window.open() allows you to customize the window chrome.
Bear Bibeault
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