Response.redirect and specify target


In Classic ASP, I have a redirect such as:

Response.Redirect LOGINPAGE & "?from=" &Server.URLEncode(strURL)

Our site has frames and the code as written will perform this redirect within the frame it's called, but I want it to redirect to the TOP target (the whole page).

Is this possible?
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Not from the server.  The server doesn't know that the page is embedded in a frame.  What you can do is modify  LOGINPAGE to send client-side code to detect if it is the top-most page loaded on the browser.  So, let's say that  LOGINPAGE="Login.asp", what you need to do in Login.asp is:
<!-- this is in Login.asp -->
// when Login.asp is embedded in a frame, "top.location" refers to the top-most containing window
if( top.location.href.indexOf("Login.asp") == -1 )
   top.location.href = "";

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Paul MacDonaldDirector, Information SystemsCommented:
You can try 'target=_parent', which opens the page in the parent frame.
skbohlerAuthor Commented:
Could I use Javascript instead, like:

<script type="text/javascript">
    window.location='<%=LOGINPAGE & "?from=" &Server.URLEncode(strURL) %>'

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Big MontyWeb Ninja at largeCommented:
Could I use Javascript instead, like:

<script type="text/javascript">
    window.location='<%=LOGINPAGE & "?from=" &Server.URLEncode(strURL) %>'


only if the page that's calling the script is the frame you want to go to login.asp. also keep in mind that you'll want to add some conditional if statement, otherwise it'll always go to login.asp in that current form
>> Could I use Javascript instead, like:
That's essentially what I suggested, but you need to use top.location so that the top-most window changes.  If you use window.location, you are just setting the frame's url.
skbohlerAuthor Commented:
Yes, it's in a conditional statement. Is there any problem with that Javascript syntax, other than missing top.location?
Big MontyWeb Ninja at largeCommented:
the syntax is correct, except for what you mentioned, yes
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