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IE7 and parent.location not working?

Marcin O'Sullivan
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Joined: Feb 13, 2007
Posts: 6
Hi,



In a script used by svg, I have a like like the following to go to a new web page:







This works fine in IE6. However, it has no effect in ie7 (not even a error message, or security message) It just does nothing.

I have noised when i do:









values displayed by alert are not the same!!! parent.parent.location was not overwritten.



(I tried window.location=, window.assign(newUrl), parent.location.href, parent.location= .... none of it works, and I don't get an error message)

Project uses Frames.



Is this expected behavior in ie7? Is this a security thing? Where is there information on this?



Thanks,

MR
Roger F. Gay
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Joined: Feb 16, 2007
Posts: 376
I don't know where there might be documentation on the problem, but I got document.location= and document.location.href= to work fine in IE7. Now that you mention it though, I have had unexpected problems with parent.... Perhaps I will post that problem separately. You might want to try window.location.replace(URL) or even document.location.replace(URL). (I haven't.)
[ April 23, 2007: Message edited by: Roger F. Gay ]

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