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pass parameter to applet in another window

Chad Clites
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Is it possible to load an applet in a new window, and pass it a (dynamic) parameter? I can do it using javascript if everything is in the same window, but I can't figure out if it is possible to pass parameters to a different window. I am trying to add some functionality to a pre-existing web site, and my only option (that I an think of) is to use javascript. I can't tinker with the html without causing huge problems.
Ulf Dittmer
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You could try appending a parameter to the URL of the page that contains the applet, and then read that via "getDocumentBase" in the applet. I think that should return the full URL of the page, including the parameter.


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Chad Clites
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I did finally find a javascript method. In my new window, I use document.opener.my_element.my_value. That gets the element I need from the parent window. I've been trying to figure this out for two weeks, and it turned out to be a simple one-line piece of code. :roll:
 
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