window.open()in a callback when using
dojo.xhrGet. This is a false positive with the popup blocker. The pop up blocker is usually a good thing, so we don't want to just tell the user to disable it. We need another way to get around this.
Spent a good amount of time finding the answer to this, so figured I'd re-post it in case someone else has the same troubles.
For reference, I needed to do this as the page I wanted to open wouldn't be available until after a server hit was processed. Here's what I had.
Without boring you with the details, the solution was to move the
window.open()call out of the callback and then hold the window reference in a variation so that the window location could be updated after the server hit.
var winRef = window.open();
winRef.location = 'some/other/url.html';
Big thanks to Jens Arps for the solution to this issue.