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How to refresh parent page in javascript client-side code?

swansonplace asked
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
The below client-side javascript is not refreshing my parent page?  Do you have any ideas what I can do?
I am executing inside the if statement.  I am just not refreshing the parent page.  The code closes the child page, and refreshes the current page.  It does  not redirect to the newly assigned page.

It does not know recognize the parent.window.opener object.  I can see that it is open though.

<script language="javascript">
function refreshPage(inpRedirectURL){       
      alert("inside refreshPage" + inpRedirectURL);
      try {      

        if (parent.window.opener && !parent.window.opener.closed) {      
               //parent.window.opener.href = inpRedirectURL;
               parent.window.opener.href = "search/searchmain.asp?";
                                            //alert("Refreshing Page");
  } catch (e) {
    //alert('Error on parent window!');
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this line:

parent.window.opener.href = "search/searchmain.asp?";

should be this:

parent.window.opener.location.href = "search/searchmain.asp?";
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just pointing out that the syntax you are using suggests that your code is being executed in a frame inside a page that was opened as a popup (using the window.open function).
if it's not inside a frame then you can lose the "parent." everywhere, for example:






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