Improve company productivity with a Business Account.Sign Up

x
?
Solved

Get URL of a subframe in a frameset

Posted on 2006-10-27
4
Medium Priority
?
497 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-19
JavaScript newbie

Trying to write script to do an alert in FirstFrame.html which will display the URL of ThirdFrame.html.  Have tried several different methods but can't make it work.  Want to use .window.loacation.href.  Can you help me understand how to do it with a function in the head and an onclick= in the body using
<a href="#" onClick="???????">Get Third Frame's Info</a>
Here is code of index.html

<html>
<head>
      <title>Untitled</title>
</head>
<frameset rows="*,*" framerborder="4">
      <frame src="FirstFrame.html" name="firstFrame">
            <frameset cols="*,*">
              <frame src="SecondFrame.html" name="secondFrame">
              <frame src="ThirdFrame.html" name="thirdFrame">
            </frameset>
</frameset>
</html>
0
Comment
Question by:abaIT4000
  • 3
4 Comments
 
LVL 54

Expert Comment

by:b0lsc0tt
ID: 17822526
abaIT4000,

In the head make the function below ...

function getURL() {
  alert(parent.thirdFrame.href);
}

In the anchor tag put an onclick event to call the function.  Something like this ...

<a href="#" onclick="getURL(); return false;">Get Third Fram Info</a>

Let me know how this works.  Let me know if you have any questions or need more information.

b0lsc0tt
0
 

Author Comment

by:abaIT4000
ID: 17824712
b0lscott ... thanks but keep getting error "undefined."  Maybe would help if I included code for the three frames of the frameset.

Index.html
<html>
<head>
     <title>Untitled</title>
</head>
<frameset rows="*,*" framerborder="4">
     <frame src="FirstFrame.html" name="firstFrame">
          <frameset cols="*,*">
             <frame src="SecondFrame.html" name="secondFrame">
             <frame src="ThirdFrame.html" name="thirdFrame">
          </frameset>
</frameset>
</html>

FirstFrame.html  
<head>
      <title>First Frame</title>
      <script type="text/javascript">
            function getURL()
                {
                    alert(parent.thirdFrame.href);
                }
      </script>
</head>
<body>
<div align="center">
<h2>First Frame</h2>
</div>
<h3><a href="#" onclick="getURL(); return false;">Get Third Frame's Info</a></h3>
<h3><a href="#" onClick="???'); return false;">Get Main Frame's Info</a></h3>
</body>
</html>

SecondFrame.html  
<head>
      <title>Second Frame</title>
 </head>
<body>
<div align="center">
<h2>Second Frame</h2>
</div>
</body>
</html>

ThirdFrame.html  
<head>
      <title>Third Frame</title>
 </head>
<body>
<div align="center">
<h2>Third Frame</h2>
</div>
</body>
</html>
0
 
LVL 54

Accepted Solution

by:
b0lsc0tt earned 1200 total points
ID: 17827369
Sorry for the mistake.  I didn't look at the Javascript you had in the first comment close enough.  The function getURL should have the alert line below instead.  You were missing location.

   alert(parent.thirdFrame.location.href);

Let me know if you still have a problem or if you have a question.

bol
0
 
LVL 54

Expert Comment

by:b0lsc0tt
ID: 17827473
I'm glad that I could help you.  Thank you for the grade, the points and the fun question.
0

Featured Post

Get expert help—faster!

Need expert help—fast? Use the Help Bell for personalized assistance getting answers to your important questions.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Today, the web development industry is booming, and many people consider it to be their vocation. The question you may be asking yourself is – how do I become a web developer?
In this blog, we’ll look at how improvements to Percona XtraDB Cluster improved IST performance.
Viewers will learn about the regular for loop in Java and how to use it. Definition: Break the for loop down into 3 parts: Syntax when using for loops: Example using a for loop:
The viewer will learn the benefit of using external CSS files and the relationship between class and ID selectors. Create your external css file by saving it as style.css then set up your style tags: (CODE) Reference the nav tag and set your prop…

606 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question