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Sree Mami
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Joined: Jul 13, 2006
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Hi all,

First let me thank all for extending their help in solving my problems as and when I am in trouble.

Can anyone explain me what is the difference between opening popup windows using self.open and window.open?

Actually I have to return values from the popup window to the parent window but when I submit these values I am unable to return them to the parent window when I open popup window using self.open.

Please help me out..

Thanks in advance.
Eric Pascarello
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What are you doing to return the values back to the parent?

window and self are members of the Global Object which point to the Global Object.

I personally say do not use self, just use window since it is cleaner in my eyes.

Eric
Sree Mami
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Yes Eric,

When I used window.open I am getting multiple popup windows when I submit the form to itself,(I need to submit the form to itself 2-3 times) to extract values from database. So I used self.open. Again, the problem here is I need to transfer values from parent window to child(popup) window and vice-versa which I am unable to do using self.open.

Please suggest me the correct procedure to achieve this task..

My task in sum is:

Getting values from database in form fields, updating/inserting the values to database and again displaying the changed/new values in parent form.

Hope this explanation gives you clear picture of my task...
Sree Mami
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Please help me out in doing my above task. And also suggest,if there is any other efficient way to do this..
Eric Pascarello
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if you say window works and self doesn't, than why are you using self?

Eric
Sree Mami
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Yes, window works but it's opening multiple windows when I submit the form to itself. How can I avoid opening these new windows or do I have any chance of closing these windows before opening except my main popup window? Please suggest.
Liu Zhixiang
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Joined: Aug 12, 2006
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Yes, window works but it's opening multiple windows when I submit the form to itself. How can I avoid opening these new windows or do I have any chance of closing these windows before opening except my main popup window? Please suggest.
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window.open("http://www.google.com","google","width=400,height=300")
                       ↑
                  keep this the same
                       ↓
window.open("http://www.yahoo.com","google","width=400,height=300")

[ September 20, 2006: Message edited by: Liu Zhixiang ]
[ September 20, 2006: Message edited by: Liu Zhixiang ]

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