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Connection betweeen two browser tabs

 
Sebastian B. Ecker
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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?

Best wishes
Bas-t
 
Ulf Dittmer
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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 window.open call returns a reference to the child window). But if they were opened independently of one another, no.
 
Sebastian B. Ecker
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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.

Cheers
S. Ecker
 
Eric Pascarello
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There is no way to have JavaScript update another tab unless for some reason th browser opens up pop up windows in new tabs.

Eric
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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