Why can't I call top.opener.submit()?
Based on the answer to my previous post (this one: http://forums.webdeveloper.com/showt...&threadid=7788), I should be able to call top.opener.submit(); from a child window. However, nothing happens.
The first window calls window.open(URL, "AddToCart");
The new window (AddToCart), has a button which calls top.opener.submit();
It appears that there is no submit() function on top.opener.
In window AddToCart, I can say alert(top) and get a window saying [object]. I can say alert(top.opener) and [object] pops up. But when I say alert(top.opener.submit()), nothing happens. Where is the submit() function?
Thanks in advance.
The submit method is not a method of window, rather, a method of HTMLFormElement. Therefore, you'll have to get a reference to the form in the opener window and then call its submit method.
Last edited by fredmv; 04-01-2004 at 04:15 PM.
Thanks. I was starting to feel like it was something like that.
My boss just sent me off in another direction, so I'll have to check it out later.
Can't quite get it working.
I can't get a handle to the form that's in top.opener.
In other words (to continue the way I was explaining it before), if I say alert(top.opener), I get [object]. But if I execute alert(top.opener.forms), I get nothing. Likewise, I get nothing if I try alert(top.opener.forms) or alert(top.opener.forms['_HandleDispThumbForm'] (where "_HandleDispThumbForm" is the unwieldy name of the form I'm trying to submit.
How do I figure out what object, and what type of object, I have a handle to? In other words, I want to print more than just [object] when I execute alert(top.opener). I can get all of the properties (forall prps in top.opener), but they don't tell me anything of value either -- except that there is no forms property.
Any more help submitting the form is appreciated.
Also note that this is a frameless application.
Oops. Wrote my previous reply way too fast. I've fixed the sample code offered — I omitted the document object by mistake. Very sorry about that.
>Wrote my previous reply way too fast.
That's OK, apparently so did I. I posted just before leaving for the day and based on your original post overnight I realized how to get to the answer.
So it's working now. Thanks for your help.
Last edited by JSchwarz; 04-02-2004 at 09:00 AM.
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