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HOW TO GET PARENT FRAME NAME

Posted on 2002-05-15
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Hi, In VBSCRIPT

I have an ASP page that is in a frame within a HTM page, how can i reference the name of the main page from with in this ASP page.  I need to know which site is accessin the asp, i cant use the REFERE command becuase this page if access from a previous child frame, and I need to know the name of the main HTM parent.

Any help much appriciated

Regadrs

Craig
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Question by:publicityhouse
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by:hagur
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ASP is a server side language and it will never be able to get the name of the frame from the client.

You should be able to use:
Request.ServerVariables("SCRIPT_NAME")

or maybe:
Request.ServerVariables("HOST_NAME")
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by:CJ_S
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Using clientside scripting you cannot do crossdomain calls. With other words, you cannot find out the websit eon the clientsite. However, on the serverside you can get the referrer, but ONLY if they used a plain HREF link (no javascript or vbscript to change the page).

I believe the following should work
<%=Request.ServerVariables("HTTP_REFERRER")%>
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by:CJ_S
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HOST_NAME returns the name of the machine making the request. That is, the client.

SCRIPT_NAME returns the relative location of the current ASP page.

CJ
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Göran Andersson earned 600 total points
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There is no frames in ASP. The information about the frames lies entirely on the client side.

There is no site that accesses the ASP pages, it's the client that accesses the pages. It only happens to be inside a frameset that comes from another server.

In JScript, you can use top.location.href to get the address of the main frameset source. But if that's not on the same server, you get a permission denied error.

You have to pick up the referer information where it's available (on the previous page) and send it on to the page where you need the information.
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by:publicityhouse
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oh dear, I may have to re-think how the site functions.  Many thanks to all that commented.
Craig
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