Greetings & Happy New Year,

In the XML file I copied (epigraph.xml) the <inputs> element does not have any attributes. I added in a target attribute as you suggested, but unfortunately it had no effect. My XML is the following (I changed very little from the original file):

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<tool name="GDM" id="gdm_export">
    <redirect_url_params>GALAXY_NAME=${} GALAXY_TYPE=export</redirect_url_params>
        <param format="txt" name="input1" type="data" label="Send this dataset to GDM">
            <!-- <validator type="unspecified_build" /> -->
        <param name="REDIRECT_URL" type="hidden" value="" />
        <param name="DATA_URL" type="baseurl" value="/datasets" />
        <param name="GALAXY_URL" type="baseurl" value="/tool_runner?tool_id=gdm_export" />
        some stuff

I changed the <inputs> tag to: <inputs target="galaxy_main"> ...but the entire window is replaced.

If I could control the frame, or at least open the external page in a new window, it would save some confusion and offer a more consistent experience. Currently users would need to back-back-back their browser to get to Galaxy again.

If you have any other thoughts on 1) targeting the external web page or at least 2) opening in a new window, I'd really appreciate it.

Thanks very much once again,

On Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 11:41 AM, James Taylor <> wrote:
In this case, I think appearing in the main frame should be the default. This is overridden in the tool config by specifying a target attribute for the inputs element, e.g.

   <inputs action="" check_values="false" method="get" target="_top">
       <display>go to Flymine server $GALAXY_URL</display>
       <param name="GALAXY_URL" type="baseurl" value="/tool_runner?tool_id=flymine" />

(See target="_top" on the first line which loads at the top level window).

Do you have a target specified in your tool config? To default to galaxy_main, it should just be missing.

On Dec 31, 2009, at 12:28 AM, Kanwei Li wrote:

Hi Chris,

You may do this by using the "target" attribute in your anchor tag, like so:

<a href="url" target="galaxy_main">Link text</a>

Please let me know if this doesn't work.


On Wed, Dec 30, 2009 at 9:30 AM, Chris Zaleski <> wrote:

I have implemented a tool to export data to an external site. I used
"tools/data_destination/epigraph.xml" as a template & this works nicely. I
am simply wondering if there is a way to control the destination frame of
the external website. Currently the entire window is replaced. If possible,
I would like it to appear in the content area (galaxy_main?), similar to the
way many of the "Get Data" tools work (eg: UCSC Main).

Thanks very much,
Chris Zaleski

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