CGI script returning a HTML document to a given frame

How to have a CGI script return a HTML document to a given frame ?

I defined a frameset with two frames frameA and frameB.
I defined a form formX in frameB.
Should the user submit formX, I want the CGI script to return a HTML document
which modifies frameA and not frameB.

It's easy with a simple hyperlink:

<A TARGET="frameA" HREF="http://www.something.com">

But this doesn't work with javascript:

<A TARGET="frameA" HREF="javascript:'window.top.frameB.document.formX.submit ()'">

How to proceed ?
stormtrooperAsked:
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Trevor013097Commented:
Are you using a CGI script or Javascript.  A CGI would be done server side using something like Perl and Javascript is client side.

From what you have posted you don't need the TARGET when using Javascript as the targeting is done by Javascript itself.  You should place what it is you want to do into a function and then call the function.

For Example

<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="Javascript">

function returnPage() {
  parent.frameB.location="page-name.html"
}

</SCRIPT>

Place the above in the <HEAD> secton of your page.

Then in your body use the following for a hypertext link:-

<A HREF="javascript:returnPage();">Return Page</A>

or to have the function called when your form is submitted use the following in the opening <FORM> tag:-


<FORM NAME="name_of_form" ACTION="your-action" onSubmit="returnPage()">

Hope this helps,

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