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When I check "view source > frame info" on the window produced by the jQuery code below, it cuts off the querystring at the &type=image. I'm url encoding the ampersands properly, right?

Address: ...wp-admin/media-upload.php?post_id=28&type=image&

function wpe_customImages($initcontext)
global $post;
<script type="text/javascript">
jQuery(document).ready(function() {
var fileInput = '';
jQuery('#wpe-uploadAttachments').click(function() {
    fileInput = jQuery(this).prev('input');
    formfield = jQuery('#upload_image').attr('name');
    post_id = jQuery('#post_ID').val();
    tb_show('', 'media-upload.php?post_id='+post_id+'&amp;type=image&amp;TB_iframe=true&amp;wpe_idCustomAttachment=true');
    return false;
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Can you provide us with a screenshot? – EAMann Nov 19 '10 at 19:14
up vote 3 down vote accepted

As you have asked wether or not you have done the url encoding for the ampersands right, then my answer is: No.

You are calling a javascript function, you're not outputting something as x(ht)ml. You therefore do not need to encode & as &amp;. The function is expecting a URL not a string that contains an xml encoded url.

But that's probably nit-picking.

The reason why this does not work is, that tb_show() cut's away anything after the first TB_ it finds in that URL, and only the part of the URL before that string is preserved for the iframe src. So you need to move the TB_iframe=true to the end of the parameter. This should do the trick:

tb_show('', 'media-upload.php?post_id='+post_id+'&amp;type=image&amp;wpe_idCustomAttachment=true&amp;TB_iframe=true');

BTW, wordpress is open source. You can just look to find the tb_show() function in source and look why something is happening or not. This can help to find out specific stuff. I didn't do anything else :)

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That did it. Thanks for the help. – Scott B Nov 19 '10 at 20:58
That's a very good point, it's not really an immediately obvious problem but i do specifically remember noticing that issue myself (the TB_ parameter positioning). Good call hakre.. :) – t31os Nov 20 '10 at 11:16

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