Window opener frame as target

Posted on 1998-11-29
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Last Modified: 2008-02-26
To open a new window, I use this JavaScript code : window.open("..."). 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 800 total points
ID: 1274762
Assuming you open the window thus:

WinId = window.open(...)
if !(WinId.opener) WinId.opener = self;

then when submitting, you can ask
if(window.opener.parent.name == 'theFather')

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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(window.opener.parent.name == 'theFather')
   window.opener.top.frames['FrameWhenFather'].location = 'http://myserver/cgi-bin/formcgi.pl?' + document.theFome.theElement.name+'='+document.theFome.theElement.value;

can alo be written


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ID: 1274764
Thanks !

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