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I have done this before (maybe not with iframes, but with framesets) so I know it works, but what I'm trying to do is run a function in another iframe

I have an iframe called "Main", and in Main it has a page with the following:
function test()
alert("It works")

How would I run the test function from another iframe. I have tried:
<a href="javascript:test();" target="Main">Click here to test</a> and it didn't work

Is there a way? I can't find the old files where I have done this before.

Thanks very much in advance!

EDIT: I found the old files, I used <a href=javascript:parent.frames['Main'].test();>Click here to test</a> however it only works in Internet Explorer. I need this to work in Chrome as I am building a database based in the Chrome where most of the functions would not work in IE
Posted 27-Feb-12 15:57pm
Edited 27-Feb-12 16:39pm

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