[html5] Setting field in a different frame from javascript

Larry Martell larry.martell at gmail.com
Thu May 8 15:36:17 PDT 2014

On Thu, May 8, 2014 at 4:33 PM, Peter Borbely
<pborbely at fairfaxmedia.com.au> wrote:
> I suspect that the frame's DOM isn't loaded yet at the time your script is
> executed

Thanks, but I figured this out. I had to reference parent.frames
instead of window.frames.

> On 9 May 2014 05:49, Larry Martell <larry.martell at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have some javascript code, and I want to set the value of a field
>> that's in a different frame. The line in my js code to this is:
>> window.frames.header_frame.document.getElementById('sort_key').value =
>> this.id
>> When that line executes, I get an error:
>> window.frames.header_frame is undefined
>> But if I set a breakpoint on that line, and when it's hit access that
>> element from the js console it works:
>> >>> window.frames.header_frame.document.getElementById('sort_key')
>> <input id="sort_key" type="hidden" name="sort_key">
>> What am I doing wrong in my script that is preventing me from
>> accessing that field?
>> TIA!
>> -larry
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