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Thread: Add parent form action from child

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2013

    Add parent form action from child

    I am not the greatest on javascript and was hoping someone could give me some help. I am trying to pass to the parent form action field a value from the child. The child is an iframe and they are both in the same domain.

    Here are variations I've tried in the child now which did not work:
    window.parent.document.forms['stopForm'].action = "command_stop_15264.cgi";
    window.parent.document.forms['stopForm'].form.action = "command_stop_15264.cgi";
    window.parent.document.forms['stopForm'].form.action.value = "command_stop_15264.cgi";
    My parent page form is pretty simply and I tried a couple of options:
    <form method="POST" name="stopForm" id="stopForm" target="stopinfo"></form>
    <form method="POST" action="" name="stopForm" id="stopForm" target="stopinfo"></form>

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    If I understand you correctly, do the following:
    (1) Add an input of type "hidden" to your form.
    (2) Add to, or create, an 'onsubmit' event to that form
    (3) on submit, access the element from the iframe and extract its value
    (4) put the value inside the hidden input
    (5) have onsubmit return "true"

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    tcob, yes that would work, put my value from the child to a hidden input of the parent form.

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