I am wondering if there is a way to display content in a popup window similar to the way the Profile popup is used in the admin section.
A specific example of what I want do is based on ArticlePage and ArticleHolder from the tutorial. What I would like to do is display a list of articles on a page based on ArticleHolder and when the user clicks the ReadMore... link the ArticlePage is displayed in a popup window rather navigating to the ArticlePage.
the profile popup in the backend uses an extension of complextablefield, take a look at that if you want this in the content section of the cms, it's pretty common. It lists data in a table, and you can edit/view this in a popup, just like the profile (but only in the cms!)
We've done this internally on a few projects using jQuery + fancybox - http://fancy.klade.lv/ or thickbox http://jquery.com/demo/thickbox/ which both allow html content in a popup. I recommend fancybox. has a nicer design :D.
Although using jQuery breaks some client side form validation and it does some werid things to page comments (due to conflicts with prototype) so you should disable prototype (on the frontend) using Requirements()..
Other then that I bet theres a prototype or mootools version that would do the same!
Using this library it is possible to populate a hidden div on a page using an ajax call and then make the div visible. This seems to meet my needs nicely.
Now to try and port this into SilverStripe. Will let you know how it goes.