Passing values from Child window with frameset to Parent window with frameset

Discussion in 'Javascript' started by jimmyfishbean, Jul 11, 2006.

  1. Hi,

    I have surfed the net for some time now trying to get to the bottom of
    a problem I face. I have a parent window that is a frameset (only 1
    frame). From a form button in this window, I open up a child pop up
    window containing a frameset (also contains only one frame). The child
    window makes the user selects a value. This value is to be returned to
    the form in the parent window (and the child window then closes).

    I can get this to work when not using frames, but cannot get it to work
    with frames.

    The code behind the parent window is:
    function showlist(){
    slist ="lookup.asp", "list", "width=300,height=410");
    function remlink() {
    if (window.slist && && !window.slist.closed)
    window.slist.opener = null;
    <body onUnload="remlink()">
    <form name="stockform">enter your favorite tech stock:
    <input type="text" name="stockbox" size="10" value="">
    <input type="button" value="list" onclick="showlist()">

    The child window opens without a problem. The code behind it is:

    <script language="javascript">
    function pick(symbol) {
    alert("in pick function");
    if (window.opener && !window.opener.closed)
    alert("still in pick");
    window.opener.document.stockForm.stockBox.value = symbol;
    //window.opener.parent.start.document.stockForm.stockBox.value =
    //top.opener.document.stockForm.stockBox.value = symbol;

    <table border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5">
    <tr bgcolor="#cccccc"><td><b>nyse</b></td><td><b>nasdaq</b></td></tr>
    <tr><td><a href="javascript:pick('aol')">aol</a></td>
    <td><a href="javascript:pick('csco')">csco</a></td></tr>

    As you can see, when the user clicks on a link in the child window,
    function pick() gets invoked. The first alert message "in pick
    function" gets called. However, the code gets no further (it doees not
    get passed the next line: if (window.opener && !window.opener.closed)),
    therefore the second alert is never called.

    I have tried several variations of calling/setting the form field in
    the parent window (some are commented out above), but to no success.

    Both browser windows contain a frameset that has only one frame:

    <frameset framespacing="0" border="false" frameborder="0"
    <frame name="start" src="/home/start.asp?dest=" scrolling="yes"
    noresize marginwidth="0" marginheight="0">

    Please could someone tell me if it is possible to do what I am trying
    to do (please say yes!!) and if someone could point me in the right
    direction that would be much appreciated. Thanks.

    jimmyfishbean, Jul 11, 2006
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