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Refreshing a page when closing a popup
Close the popup and the page that opened it refreshes

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Msg#: 3709067 posted 10:37 am on Jul 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

Hi JSers !

I don't know much, if anything, in Javascript but I'm facing a problem I'm sure JS could solve. I have a page with a link that, when clicked, opens a popup with :


Now, that popup performs its action and ends. The popup stays there and now offers a link to click in order to close it with :


What I'd want to do is to send a "message", or some sort of trigger from the popup to the main page so that when the popup closes, the main page that called it refreshes itself.

Can Javascript do that ? And if yes, how would you go about it ?

Thanks for your help




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Msg#: 3709067 posted 10:23 am on Jul 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

On the first instance i'd sugest to try
opener.reload() from the popup, but the decent solution is to make a callback function on the main window (say myReload()), which only reloads the page itself. Within the popup you can make a function like below, and call this function whenever you want to close that window.

function closeMe() {
if (opener && opener.myReload) opener.myReload();

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