Javascript Refresh Parent

From a drop down menu link(that is in Flash) a pop up window comes up. In that pop up the user can then choose to close the window or continue on to the new page. In both cases, I need to have the parent window to refresh or to be redirected back to the index page. My functions either go to the new page or close the window. Would I need window.opener to be used?
function newPage(newURL){
	window.open(newURL, 'newWindow', '');
	window.close();
	window.close();
}
function windowClose(){
	window.close();
}

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DmitriyCommented:
To close the parent window you could do window.opener.close();

This website could be helpful:
http://forums.devarticles.com/javascript-development-22/how-to-close-parent-window-from-child-window-21012.html
sendhelpAuthor Commented:
I don't want to close the parent from the child, I want to refresh it or redirect it to index.
sendhelpAuthor Commented:
I should say that I want to refresh the parent when I close the child.
DmitriyCommented:
Check this out

http://www.codetoad.com/forum/15_25443.asp

This sounds like what you are looking for.

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