I've run into an issue with opening a new window in safari (both ipad and desktop versions) that revolves around the popup blocker. Basically I've found that if window.open isn't called from a click event, safari will block the popup.
The event that is calling window.open is currently onchanged from a list box.
Is there any way other than switching which event we handle to trick safari into allowing a popup in this scenario? (the onchanged event)
I don't think there is a way to open a new window in mobile safari other than from a button click. Refer to this StackOverflow Question which is similar. I'm not sure if it will work, but you can look at triggering a button click programatically using jquery's trigger() function.
You might also want to look at options of showing a dialog within your own page, maybe using tools like jquery ui.
The safari has a pop-up blocker silencer not show when a link is blocked.
To check if the pop-up blocker is active, go on safari settings > security > something like blocking pop-ups.
To cross it in a simple way, since I can not open a new window, I display an alert showing pop-up blocked.
In my case, I use select inputs to open external links:
<select id="retailer" class="windowOpen retailer-submenu"> <option value="null">Select one</option> <option value="http://amazon.com">Amazon</option> <option value="http://ebay.com">eBay</option> </select>
var open = window.open('http://google.com'); if (open == null || typeof(open)=='undefined') alert("Turn off your pop-up blocker!");
PS: the jquery trigger did not work with me.
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