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Posted on 2003-11-17
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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>
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Question by:kate99
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by:jaysolomon
ID: 9764935
<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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by:NetGroove
ID: 9765168
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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by:NetGroove
ID: 9765175
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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by:kate99
ID: 9769696
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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NetGroove earned 200 total points
ID: 9769947
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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by:jaysolomon
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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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by:NetGroove
ID: 9782468
Thanks for the points.
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