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Connection betweeen two browser tabs

Sebastian B. Ecker

Joined: Nov 22, 2006
Posts: 9
Hi guys,

I am wondering if you guys could tell me what to do to build up a connection between two browser tabs. It means there is tab no 1 with control buttons and another tab (no 2) with the result set presentation. Now I pressing the control buttons in tab 1 there should be a change in tab no 2 where another result is appearing. Is that possible?

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Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42958
Hello "bas-t"-

You've been around the ranch long enough to know that we have a policy on screen names here at JavaRanch. Basically, it must consist of a first name, a space, and a last name, and not be obviously fictitious. Since yours does not conform with it, please take a moment to change it, which you can do right here.

As to your question, if one of the tabs is a child window of the other one, then they can communicate with one another (the call returns a reference to the child window). But if they were opened independently of one another, no.
Sebastian B. Ecker

Joined: Nov 22, 2006
Posts: 9
I feel sorry for breaking the name policy. I changed it immediately. I haven't looked into the policy, that was my fault.

Thank you for your reply.

S. Ecker
Eric Pascarello

Joined: Nov 08, 2001
Posts: 15385
There is no way to have JavaScript update another tab unless for some reason th browser opens up pop up windows in new tabs.

I agree. Here's the link:
subject: Connection betweeen two browser tabs
jQuery in Action, 3rd edition