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Posted on 2008-10-09
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Dear all,

I have a qn on how I can set it to refresh the page. Ajax doesn't do the refresh and awaits it to load. That's what I want.

However, on the main page, I have an iframe containing a page called pms_list.asp.
Upon clicking the item name in the list, another window will show up in this popup window page called maint_main.asp. If i want to submit a new record to the list, I will have to click a button on maint_main.asp and redirect to maint_new.asp.

Now if i submit maint_new.asp with the records inserted, how do I refresh the pms_list.asp which is not the parent page at all?

Anyone can help me with this asap?

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Question by:Yannie
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by:Zvonko
ID: 22682473
The script to refresh the parent of the iframe is this:

 onClick="opener.parent.location.reload(true);"

But that will not help because the onClick will do the refresh imideately on link click not after the update was done on server side.
So your response to the link click should contain the refresh() call like this:
<script>opener.parent.location.reload(true);</script>

Send that snippet after update on server side to the popup and the iframe container page will be reloaded.


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by:ziffgone
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Actually, it should be this:

<script type="text/javascript">
window.opener.frames['PMS_LIST_IFRAME_NAME_HERE'].location.reload(true);
</script>

Output the above script from the page called from your AJAX that updates the list database.

Regards...
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by:Michel Plungjan
ID: 22684505

Please remember that pasting responseText into a div using innerHTML will NOT execute any script.
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by:Yannie
ID: 22699806
Actually

<script>opener.parent.location.reload(true);</script>

refreshes but i will have to wait for th page to refresh done.
I tot Ajax refreshes it alot faster and doesnt show obvious refresh in the background
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by:Yannie
ID: 22699809
Actually

<script>opener.parent.location.reload(true);</script>

refreshes but i will have to wait for th page to refresh done.
I tot Ajax refreshes it alot faster and doesnt show obvious refresh in the background
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ziffgone earned 2000 total points
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Yannie,

Instead of using an iframe, use a DIV element, (If you want it to act like an iframe, set the CSS overflow to auto and set your maximum height and width. You can then instantly refresh this content in the DIV with AJAX.:

<div id="pms_list" style="overflow:auto;width:500px;height:300px;">
<!--#include file="pms_list.asp"-->
</div>

Then update the DIV with your AJAX when your button is clicked. Example:

if(xmlHttp.readyState==4) {
      document.getElementById('pms_list").innerHTML=xmlHttp.responseText;
}

Hope this makes sense.

Regards...
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by:Yannie
ID: 23390158
OK thank you very much. Managed to get it solved in my own...thank you..
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