Popups in WindowsXP SP2
This is the official word from MS about what SP2 of XP
adds to IE.
Here are some key quotes from the Changes
to Functionality in Service Pack 2 for Microsoft Windows XP article on MSDN:
Pop-up Manager is turned off by default. There are
restrictions on the size and position of pop-up windows, regardless of the Pop-up
Manager setting: Pop-up windows cannot be opened larger than or outside the viewable
desktop area. For more information, see “Windows Restrictions” in this document.
When this functionality is enabled, automatic and background
pop-up windows are blocked, but windows that are opened by a user click will still
open in the usual manner. Note that sites in the Trusted Sites and Local Intranet
zones never have their pop-up windows blocked, as they are considered safe. This can
be configured in the Security tab
in Internet Options.
When will end users see pop-up windows while Pop-up
Manager is enabled?
Customers will still see pop-ups windows opened in
the following cases:
pop-up is opened by a link which the user clicked.