Open url in new mobile safari instance?: Window.open()

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markww

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Dec 30, 2012, 1:57:50 PM12/30/12
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Hi,

I have a Button, when clicked, I'd like to open a url in a new browser instance. The following works on desktop:

    Window.open(url, "_blank", null);

When I run the same code in a UIWebView on ios, nothing happens. Ideally I'd like to open a new instance of mobile safari directed to that url. Does anyone have any ideas of how to do this? I can fall back on catching the url in my objective-c code, but ideally there's something we could do directly in javascript to trigger mobile safari to open,

Thanks

Paul Stockley

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Dec 30, 2012, 9:30:36 PM12/30/12
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This works on iOS Fullscreen web applications. I think it may also work on a UIWebView

public void open(String url) {
Anchor a = new Anchor();
a.setTarget("_new");
a.setHref(url);
RootPanel.get().add(a);
NativeEvent e = Document.get().createHtmlEvent("click", true, true);
a.getElement().dispatchEvent(e);
RootPanel.get().remove(a);
}

Mark Wyszomierski

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Dec 30, 2012, 11:04:50 PM12/30/12
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Hi Paul,

Thanks for the sample - it loads the target in the UIWebView. I tried using a target of "_blank" as well, same result. I might have to just catch external urls in the native app and launch safari manually,

Thank you

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Jens

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Dec 31, 2012, 10:35:24 AM12/31/12
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You have to program that behavior into UiWebView, see:


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