Window.Open Causes Browser Compatibilty Issues
window.open function. When you are using non-Microsoft browsers such as Firefox and Chrome, you are able to make a call something like this
window.open(url, 'window name', 'dimensions or other settings');. The window name parameter is important because it allows you to open multiple links in the same external window/tab. However, when using Internet Explorer, especially Internet Explorer 8 and older, you can only use
window.open(url);. If you try to use the first type of function call, you get a very ambiguous error message in the browser that doesn’t tend to show exactly where the error occurred.
It is safe to say that I will remember that there is something to be wary of when using window.open when multiple browser support is required.