Submit form from different frame

Each method I have used so far seems to ignore the onsubmit event handler on the form in frame1.

Any ideas?

frame1.htm:
<html>
<head>
<title>Untitled Document</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
</head>
<body>
<form name="form1" method="post" onsubmit="return verify(this);"

action="../screens/xmlCreate.jsp">
<textarea name="field1" cols="50" rows="4"></textarea>
</form>
</body>
</html>

frame2.htm

<html>
<head>
<title>Untitled Document</title>
</head>
<body>
  <a href="javascript:parent.mf_mainFrame.form1.submit();">Submit</a>
</body>
</html>
kate99Asked:
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jaysolomonCommented:
<a href="#" onclick="parent.mf_mainFrame.document.form1.submit();return false;">Submit</a>

or

<a href="#" onclick="parent.frames['frameName'].document.forms['form1'].submit();return false;">Submit</a>

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NetGrooveCommented:
Like this:

<a href="#" onClick="if(parent.mf_mainFrame.verify(parent.mf_mainFrame.form1) parent.mf_mainFrame.form1.submit;return false">Submit</a>



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NetGrooveCommented:
Sorry, take this:

<a href="#" onClick="if(parent.mf_mainFrame.verify(parent.mf_mainFrame.form1) parent.mf_mainFrame.form1.submit();return false">Submit</a>


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kate99Author Commented:
Thanks for your reply's.

In the end this worked:

<a href="#" onClick="if(parent.mf_mainFrame.verify(parent.mf_mainFrame.form1))parent.mf_mainFrame.form1.submit();">Submit</a>

What shall i do with the points? Netgroove's answer was nearest. Anyway let me know.

Cheers
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NetGrooveCommented:
What does mean nearest?
If you do not add ";return false"  that it is false but error tollerant.
Clicking on a <a> link will load the window with the link in the href.
The return value kills that default window load behaviour.

The naswer from jaysolomon  circumvents the validate()  function and submits only the form.

So does my proposal solve your problem.

By the way, there are more elegant ways doing what you want to do, but I prefered not to confuse you with details and keep the things like they are actually.



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jaysolomonCommented:
You should return false so that the link will not be followed.

>>nearest?

If your not satisfied, then tell us whats not right for you and we will try to suit your needs.

You have 2 options with the points

1 accept the answer that fullfills your requirements.

2 split the points between the experts that helped you.

Good Luck

jAy
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NetGrooveCommented:
Thanks for the points.
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