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Posted on 2000-05-03
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I have a page that contains a javascript function to open a window containing a form. What I'd like to have happen is when the user clicks the submit button the window goes away and the cgi activated by the form reports its output to the main window (where the function was initially called from).

I tried using the onSubmit event to call window close.  

  w.document.write("<FORM METHOD='POST' ACTION='cgi6.exe' onSubmit='w.close();return true'>")

But this doesn't work. The out put from cgi6 gets written to the main browser window.

Is this possible?
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Question by:winkle
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You simply need to specify the target of the main window in your form:

  w.document.write("<FORM TARGET='NameOfTheMainWindow' METHOD='POST' ACTION='cgi6.exe' onSubmit='setTimeout(\"w.close()\",500);return true'>") ;

also, note the setTimeout for the w.close()
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Also, you can set the name of the main window like this:

  self.name="NameOfTheMainWindow";

(obviously, this needs to be executed in the main window)
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