Submitting a form with "opener" as the target
Posted on 2002-05-16
I have an HTML page that displays data. On that form there's a button that opens another HTML (using window.open) that allows the user to change preferences.
The preferences HTML looks like a regular application popup. When the user presses OK, I have a very complicated form, which I want to submit.
My problem - I want the target to be the "main" page - the one that displays the data. I tried using the target property of the form in the popup page, but it doesn't work:
- I can't use "_parent" since the parent of a window created using window.open() is the window itself.
- The same goes for "_top".
- There's no target="_opener" (Using opened I can get from the popup page to the main page).
- I tried having the main page as a frame with a name. Still, having the target of the popup page point to that frame doesn't work.
One final word: I need something to work with IE5+, NN6. Thanks.