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2:25 pm on Jul 25, 2001 (gmt 0)

hi, i'm using a form to select items from 2 dropdown menus, which, when posted is processed by a perl script on another site. I want the results of this query to be displayed in a pop-up window with a frameset. the top frame is the nav bar and the content frame containing the results of the query. does anyone have any idea how to do this?



3:23 pm on Jul 25, 2001 (gmt 0)

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This is just an idea, I haven't tried it.

Perhaps, in the onSubmit handler, open the popup...

myPopup = window.open(...);

load a frameset into it, then let the results from the submit target the frame.

<form target="myPopup.frames['myframe']"...

Will something like this work? I don't know - needs experimenting.


3:27 pm on Jul 25, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Oh... you can't use a javascript expression as the target attribute value.

perhaps in the onSubmit handler assign it in script...

document.myform.target = myPopup.frames['myframe']

... not sure about that either


10:27 am on Jul 26, 2001 (gmt 0)

unfortunately neither of these work, but thanks for looking at it Mike.


7:16 pm on Jul 26, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I'm not sure if the frame name is in the current window's scope... I don't think so. The target attribute's value is just the name of a window/frame... I don't know how to do the scope resolution in this case - perhaps:

document.myform.target = myPopup.frames['myframe'].name


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