Target _parent not working in form

Posted on 2003-10-24
Last Modified: 2008-03-10

<a href="searchTest1.cfm" target="_blank">search</a>


<form action="records.cfm" method="post" target="_parent">
<input type="submit" value="Search">

Problem: The form should open up in test.cfm when you hit submit....but it doesn't.  Any help is appreciated.
Question by:jkellum
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Expert Comment

ID: 9615644
I'm not sure why that doesn't work, but you could try this:

<form action="records.cfm" method="post"
   onsubmit='if("")"theParent";;return true;'>
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devic earned 500 total points
ID: 9615664
you can in the target window write:


and then in the form:

<form action="records.cfm" method="post" target="somename">
<input type="submit" value="Search">
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Expert Comment

ID: 9616119
what is happening? Please detail

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