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JavaScript controlling external frames?



10:36 pm on May 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Here's the scenario, I am create a link on a page that I want to open up a new window which contains two frames. I then want to tell the second frame to load a new URL. Anyone have any tips on how to to do this? This is what I've tried...

<script ...>
function view_thread(thread) {
var boards = open("http://url/", "boards")

<a href="#" onclick="view_thread('/new_url')">click here</a>

This opens up a new window, but doesn't change the frame called "boardwindow" at all. Just gives me an error...


5:05 pm on May 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Anyone? :)


5:15 pm on May 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tedster is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

I'm probably not understanding your question properly. The first thing that comes up for me is why not load the correct page into the frame to begin with -- using the new window's frameset document.

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