Add content to a new open window

I don't know how to solve this issue, I've trying reading many post but no one answer to it.

I need to open a new window with a page already coded (inside the same domain) and add some content.

The problem is that if I use OpenWindow.write() the page is not loaded yet or it overrides everything and only the code added through write appears.

var OpenWindow = window.open('mypage.html','_blank','width=335,height=330,resizable=1');
OpenWindow.document.write(output);

output is the code I need to append.

I need it to work at least on Firefox, IE and GC.

Thanks in advance. It is not a problem if I need to use JQuery.

Answers:

Answer

in parent.html:

<script type="text/javascript">
    $(document).ready(function () {
        var output = "data";
        var OpenWindow = window.open("child.html", "mywin", '');
        OpenWindow.dataFromParent = output; // dataFromParent is a variable in child.html
        OpenWindow.init();
    });
</script>

in child.html:

<script type="text/javascript">
    var dataFromParent;    
    function init() {
        document.write(dataFromParent);
    }
</script>
Answer

When You want to open new tab/window (depends on Your browser configuration defaults):

output = 'Hello, World!';
window.open().document.write(output);

When output is an Object and You want get JSON, for example (also can generate any type of document, even image encoded in Base64)

output = ({a:1,b:'2'});
window.open('data:application/json;' + (window.btoa?'base64,'+btoa(JSON.stringify(output)):JSON.stringify(output)));

Update

Google Chrome (60.0.3112.90) block this code:

Not allowed to navigate top frame to data URL: data:application/json;base64,eyJhIjoxLCJiIjoiMiJ9

When You want to append some data to existing page

output = '<h1>Hello, World!</h1>';
window.open('output.html').document.body.innerHTML += output;

output = 'Hello, World!';
window.open('about:blank').document.body.innerText += output;
Answer

If you want to open a page or window with sending data POST or GET method you can use a code like this:

$.ajax({
    type: "get",  // or post method, your choice
    url: yourFileForInclude.php, // any url in same origin
    data: data,  // data if you need send some data to page
    success: function(msg){
                console.log(msg); // for checking
                window.open('about:blank').document.body.innerHTML = msg;  
               }
}); 
Answer

Here is what you can try

  • Write a function say init() inside mypage.html that do the html thing ( append or what ever)
  • instead of OpenWindow.document.write(output); call OpenWindow.init() when the dom is ready

So the parent window will have

    OpenWindow.onload = function(){
       OpenWindow.init('test');
    }

and in the child

    function init(txt){
        $('#test').text(txt);
    }
Answer

When you call document.write after a page has loaded it will eliminate all content and replace it with the parameter you provide. Instead use DOM methods to add content, for example:

var OpenWindow = window.open('mypage.html','_blank','width=335,height=330,resizable=1');
var text = document.createTextNode('hi');
OpenWindow.document.body.appendChild(text);

If you want to use jQuery you get some better APIs to deal with. For example:

var OpenWindow = window.open('mypage.html','_blank','width=335,height=330,resizable=1');
$(OpenWindow.document.body).append('<p>hi</p>');

If you need the code to run after the new window's DOM is ready try:

var OpenWindow = window.open('mypage.html','_blank','width=335,height=330,resizable=1');
$(OpenWindow.document.body).ready(function() {
    $(OpenWindow.document.body).append('<p>hi</p>');
});

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