Window opener frame as target

Posted on 1998-11-29
Last Modified: 2008-02-26
To open a new window, I use this JavaScript code :"..."). In this window, when I submit a form, I want to know if this window is the son of another window and if it's the case, I want to display the result of the form action in a specific frame of the window opener. Is it possible and how I can do it ?

Thanks for your answer.

Question by:tplai
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Michel Plungjan earned 200 total points
ID: 1274762
Assuming you open the window thus:'theFather';
WinId =
if !(WinId.opener) WinId.opener = self;

then when submitting, you can ask
if( == 'theFather')'framex'

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Expert Comment

by:Michel Plungjan
ID: 1274763
Be aware that target is read-only in IE3,
and a perhaps safer way would be to gather the form data and do a
if( == 'theFather')['FrameWhenFather'].location = 'http://myserver/cgi-bin/' +'='+document.theFome.theElement.value;['FrameWhenFather'].location
can alo be written


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ID: 1274764
Thanks !

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