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target=_top on redirect

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I'm trying to redirect a page to another page, but I want it to go to the top, so the frames are reset.  I tried adding 'target=_top' to a meta refresh, but that didn't work.  Is there a way in javascript?

<META HTTP-EQUIV=REFRESH CONTENT="0; URL=new.htm target=_top">
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Here is a javascript solution:

<SCRIPT language='javascript'>
  setTimeout( 'top.location="new.htm";' , 5000 );  // wait 5000 milliseconds (adjust this number to suite your needs)
</script>

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... use the above code in place of the meta tag
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by:knightEknight
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Or, if you don't want to pause:

<SCRIPT language='javascript'>
  top.location="new.htm";
</script>
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by:knightEknight
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BTW this is just an example of the syntax.  Obviously if you put this exact code in your page, it will loop indefinitely.  What exactly are you trying to do?  
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by:knightEknight
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>> ... it will loop indefinitely ...

that is, if you put this code in new.htm
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by:knightEknight
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also, you should put this in the body of the documnet in case the browser is not js enabled:

<A href="new.htm">Click Here</a>
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by:gabrielf072699
ID: 2613544
It works, but the only problem is that when I click 'Back', it won't go back to the previous screen.  What could be causing this?
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by:knightEknight
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Actually, the back button is working properly, but the previous page is the one that contains the code above, so it is executing that code and reloading new.htm.  (This would also happen with the META tag solution).

Try this instead:

<SCRIPT language='javascript'>
  setTimeout( 'top.location.replace("new.htm");' , 5000 );  // wait 5000 milliseconds (adjust this number to suite your needs)
</script>

or:

<SCRIPT language='javascript'>
  top.location.replace("new.htm");
</script>

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by:gabrielf072699
ID: 2613684
Well, it sort of worked, but it goes back to the first screen hit on the site, instead of the previous page.  Is there another way?
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by:knightEknight
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Sorry, I don't have any thing else to suggest at this point.  If I think of anything in the next few days I'll post it here.
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Okay, thanks.
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