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Default window.close() failing to...well...close!

Hoping someone a lot smarter than me can help here!

I have a PHP app used to manage the deal lifecycle for a small start-up. Occasionally a spawned window is failing to close correctly. Here's what I have:

Main window(1) ->> spawns->> Pop-up to add/update comments(1) ->> spawns->> php script to update/save the data into mySQL(3) ->> Refreshes comments display in (1)->>closes pop up.

When page (3) finishes processing (no screen output - just a DB update from posted variabless), it writes the following javascript to the page:

<Script language=Javascript>
 window.opener.parent.comments_frame.document.locat ion.replace(<filename to refresh in a page(1) IFRAME>)

Normally all is well, the master page (1) freshes in the appropriate IFRAME, and the pop up window closes. Occassionally the processing page (3) doesn't close and the user sees just a white screen. Looking at the source the above javascript is present.

Any ideas? Uses are all on IE6, Windows XP SP2


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I run into windows that don't close after a call to window.close() occasionally, though when I see it has been in Firefox, and only after certain events, such as an XMLHttpRequest call. To work around it I put the call to window.close() in a timeout, such as:

setTimeout('window.close();', 1);

Maybe this will work in your situation as well.



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Thanks - I'll give it a try and see what happens!

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