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Replacing entire page with ajax response from a frame

From: Larry Martell <larry.martell@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2014 17:00:52 -0700
Message-ID: <CACwCsY6PxBjQLS0=8URZwC-gfY5PMhEaS4VtmczP0YmkuUsLQg@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-dom@w3.org
I hope this is the correct forum for my question. If not I apologize
and I ask that someone direct me to a more appropriate forum. (I have
posted to the PHP list and to SO, but have not gotten a working
solution from either.)

I have a web page like this:

      <title>Main </title>
   <frameset frameborder=1 border=1 rows="140,*">
      <frame src="mainheader.php>
      <frameset frameborder=1 border=1 cols='75%,25%'>
         <frame src="main.php" name="main">
         <frame src="selection.php" name="selection">

>From the selection frame I send an ajax request. The response contains
a complete new page and I want to replace the existing page with the

If I do:



var newDoc = document.open("text/html", "replace");

The new content is rendered within the frame the request originated from.

I then tried:

top.document.body.innerHTML = response;


parent.document.body.innerHTML = response;

In both case the entire doc was replaced, but only the top frame was
rendered. If I look at the page source everything is there, and if I
just hit return in the address bar all the frames are rendered. What
would prevent it from rendering all the frames when I do the

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