problem with button openning url into same window

Posted on 2005-03-29
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Last Modified: 2010-04-25
I am actually a bit embarassed to ask this one as I know I have done this before, but I need to fix it quickly.  

I have a framed site.  I want to be able to click on a button and load the url into the same frame, but it isn't, it is opening into a new frame.  The mainFrame, is where the button exists and I simply need the file to load into the same frame.      

Here is what I have

      <input name="Submit" type="submit" onClick="MM_goToURL('parent','addperson.php');return document.MM_returnValue" value="test">

Could you please tell me where to specify the target as mainFrame, or a cleaner approach using a button to open the url into a particular frame.

Thank you.
Question by:debbieau1
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Ryan Chong earned 1000 total points
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for a quick guess, try:

<input name="Submit" type="submit" onClick="MM_goToURL('self','addperson.php');return document.MM_returnValue" value="test">


<input name="Submit" type="submit" onClick="MM_goToURL('mainFrame','addperson.php');return document.MM_returnValue" value="test">

if it's not working, try post the function MM_goToURL here.


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