window.open() & Mac IE

So I learned something today, that in all honesty, I should’ve learned a long time ago, but either have learned before and forgotten, or just never noticed’.

When calling the window.open() method for mac IE, and naming the new window, you need to include the full URL in the URL attribute, including the domain name. If you call it relatively from the calling page, it won’t load. No, I don’t know why. It is possible that this is specific to the Fusebox-style architecture I use in my CFML, but that would seem even more bizzarre.

So note to self: remember the entire address for opening new windows.