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I have a jsp program that contains some javascript code that has the following code:

frm.target = window.opener.name;

In one case window.opener.name is blank. I could not find a very good explanation window.opener.name with GOOGLE. Could someone please give me either a good explanation or a link to one.
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Question by:everypoint1
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Great link, thank you. After doing a little more investigation I discovered what is causing my problem. I am using Mozilla and when there is more than one tab open in one window the window.opener.name is blank so the above code does not work. Would anybody know of a way around this?
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by:Michel Plungjan
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Please explain exactly how you arrive at that conclusion.
I cannot recreate that.

My openers show just fine

If I have these files:

test1.html:
<script>
window.name="opener1";
</script>
<a href="#" onClick="window.open('test2.html','_blank'); return false">Open</a>

test2.html

<script>
alert(window.opener.name)
window.name="opener2";
</script>
<a href="#" onClick="window.open('test3.html','_blank'); return false">Open</a>

test3.html

<script>
alert(window.opener.name)
alert(window.opener.opener.name)
</script>
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