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using onLoad in FRAMESET

I have a situation in which I'm trying to use the onLoad event within a 
<frameset> tag (rather than a <body> tag). The docs say that it is 
possible, and indeed it appears to work in most cases, but in my 
situation it's not working. Here's waht I'm trying to do:

I have a "main" window which contains a collection of javascript 
functions.  From this window, I create other windows and set up a 
pointer back to my main window (by creating a property in the child 
window called "mainWindow" so that the "child" windows can communicate 
with the "parent" (main) window.  In order to make all this work I use 
the onLoad attribute in the <body> tag to call a 
mainWindow.registerWinow() function back in the main window. This works 
like a charm when using the <body> tag. But when I have a document which 
is uses <frameset>, the pointer which I've set up when I opened the 
window appears to be corrupted, and I get javascript errors indicating 
that the window (child) does not know about the mainWindow.register() 

I know this might be confusing, but sending the actual javascript would 
be even more confusing I think.  Does abybody have any idea if something 
about the <frameset> is causing the window to corrupt properties which I 
have created in it? Since this works fine when I'm using a document with 
the <body> tag but not with the <frameset> tag, I suspect something 
about frames is conflicting with the properties which I have created in 
the window.

-- Robert

Robert Thuleen
Sr. Software Engineer
Science Applications International Corp (SAIC)
San Diego, Ca

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