Hey all.
I have been messing around with javascript for a while now and I am not all too good with it. I built a little javascript program that takes the input from a text box and depending on what's in there, it goes to a certain page. I am using

window.location("url here");

my problem is that I have this script loaded on a page with frames and this loads in the top frame. When the script is executed, it opens the new page in the top frame, but I need it to open the page in the bottom frame. Can anyone help me understand how to do this? Thanks in advance.

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I'm not sure where the concept of "bottom" fits within the frame hierarchy. But you can refer to specific frames using an indexer of the frame collection:

frames[1], frames[2], and so on.

Also look at the "top" and "parent" objects, and possible the "this" keyword, the "self" object, and so on. Seeing some code would help us help you.

here is the code for it.


<!-- Begin
var g;
function track()

if (g.length == 18 || g.length == 24) { window.location="http://wwwapps.ups.com/WebTracking/processInputRequest?InquiryNumber1="+g+"&AgreeToTermsAndConditions=yes&track.x=22&track.y=4"; }
else { window.location="http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?satitle="+g; }

//  End -->

when the submit button is pressed, it calls the track() method and with the way it is set up now, it opens it in the same frame. I need to be able to have the script open it in another frame. Thanks for your help!

Thanks. We'll need to see your stripped-down frameset code, so we can see how many frames you have, their relationship to each other, the IDs you've given them, and so on.

Here is the frameset page. Thanks for your help.

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Frameset//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/frameset.dtd">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<link REL="shortcut icon" HREF="images/icon.jpg" TYPE="image/x-icon"> 

<frameset rows="115,*" frameborder="NO" border="1" framespacing="0">
  <frame src="header.html" name="topFrame" scrolling="NO" noresize >
  <frame src="home.html" name="mainFrame">
<h2><center>Your Browser does not support Frames which are in use on the page you are trying to view. Please re-adjust your browser and try again. Thank you.</center></h2>



Modify your window.location statement in your track() procedure to reference a specific frame, rather than the entire "window":


Thank you very much for the help. It does work! But if I can ask one more quesiton, I am not really understanding the 'top' call in


Could you maybe explain that a little bit? Thank you for replying

"Top" is the top-level window object in the hierarchy. Think of it as your "frameset" page.

So "top" contains all of your frames. You're saying, "go to the top window object, look into all the frames it contains, find the one named 'mainFrame', and set that frame's location to the URL 'www.tgreer.com'.

Thanks a lot! I understand that now!

You're welcome!


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