[Mapbender-users] Mapbender and GetFeatureInfo

Marc Jansen jansen at terrestris.de
Wed Jan 20 08:56:20 EST 2010

Hi Sven,

I suppose you control the HTML which is sent by the Server in response 
to the GetFeatureInfo-Request?

If so, a link like:

<a href="http://www.example.com/" onclick="return 
setOpenerLocation(this.href);">Click here for even more information</a>

and a JavaScript-function:

function setOpenerLocation( url ) {
    if (url && window.opener) {
        window.opener.location.href = url;
        return false;
    return true;

*could* work. I am not 100% sure whether window.opener is the reference 
you need. It might be that you need to traverse more, e.g.

window.opener.parent.frames[0]  ...

or something like that... that depends heavily on the structure and 
hierarchical position of the initial document that opened the popup.

I could imagine even more problems if the GetFeatureInfo-HTML is istself 
the result of a HTTP-redirect, a technique I have seen in some 

Regards and good luck,

PS: Of course this is all untested.

Sven Böhme wrote:
> Hi List,
> I integrate Mapbender as iframe in a website. When I open the 
> GetFeatureInfo from one service (html), I like to link to antoher 
> homepage and close the page where Mapbender is intergated? Is this 
> possible?
> Sven


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