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#2254 closed bug (worksforme)

Opened January 30, 2008 11:20AM UTC

Closed September 28, 2010 11:41PM UTC

problem with ajax url when calling top.function() from iframe

Reported by: kostas Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: 1.2.1
Component: ajax Version: 1.2.1
Keywords: ajax url iframe top firefox Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:


topUrl: http://domainA/a/

iframeUrl: http://domainA/a/b/

We have an iframe inside a page. we set an event to a button inside the iframe. ex. onmouseover: top.xFunction(); (to call a function on the top frame : top.xFunction() ).

the xFunction does an ajax request to the page: ''.

but the url that $.ajax method prefills to the page is the url of the frame, not the url of the top. So instead of asking for: http://domainA/a/ it asks for: http://domainA/a/b/ which is wrong.

In explorer this bug is not present.

(further more in the xFunction we did window.alert(window.location)

and brings back http://domainA/a/ (when called as top.xFunction) in both explorer and firefox. which is right.)




var toolTip = $.ajax({

url: "",

async: false,

cache: false


return toolTip;



the function is called by the iframe

like this top.xFunction() which does not return a tooltip

because the page that tries to access is the wrong one.

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  • (56.6 KB) - added by nathanhammond August 17, 2008 11:52PM UTC.

    Test Case

Change History (1)

Changed September 28, 2010 11:41PM UTC by dmethvin comment:1

resolution: → worksforme
status: newclosed

Tested and worked with Firefox 3.6, Opera 10.62, IE 8, Chrome 6.0.472, and Safari 5.0.1 Windows.