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    Frames (dom de dom dom)...

    Ugh. Getting my head in a right mess here.

    Got the following frameset/s:

    Code:
    <frameset rows="63,*,31" frameborder=0 framespacing=0>
    		<frame name="fmTopbar" src="topbar.html" frameborder=0 framespacing=0 height=63 marginheight=0 marginwidth=0 scrolling="no">
    		<frameset cols="159,625" frameborder=0 framespacing=0>
    				<frame name="fmMenu" src="menu.html" frameborder=0 framespacing=0 width=159 marginheight=0 marginwidth=0 scrolling="auto">
    				<frame name="fmContent" src="home.html" frameborder=0 framespacing=0 width=625 marginheight=0 marginwidth=0 scrolling="auto">
    		</frameset>
    		<frame name="fmBottombar" src="bottombar.html" frameborder=0 framespacing=0 height=31 marginheight=0 marginwidth=0 scrolling="no">
    </frameset>
    Now, I want to put an onLoad handler in the body tag of "home.html" (that loads into fmContent) that, when called, will reload "menu.html" into fmMenu.

    Something along the lines of:

    onLoad="window.parent.fmMenu.document.reload()"

    is that right? Did I miss something stoopid? Do I need to have some weird reccurring "window.parent.window.parent" type-thing going on with embedded framesets? Or am I simply barking up the wrong tree?

    Ta

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    Well, when working with frame references like you are here, I always prefer to use an absolute reference to the frame, and include the frames collection

    top.frames['fmMenu'].location.reload();

    However, since there is only 1 parent document, then this would work as well

    parent.frames['fmMenu'].location.reload();

    You will also notice that the reload() method is exposed to the window object's location object, and not to the document object.

    Remember here that parent is a reference to the parent window and NOT the parent frameset
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