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Hello,

If I had a HTML page like the following:

<html>
<head>
</head>
<body>
<table height="100">
  <tr>
    <td>blah blah</td>
  </tr>
</table>
<table>
  <tr>
    <td><a name="image"></a><img src="/images/image.jpg" border="0"></td>
  </tr>
</table>
</body>
</html>

How would I use JavaScript to cause the page to 'jump' down to the image when the page loads? Hopefully my question makes sence ;)

Thanks,
Eric
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Question by:emartin24
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by:sybe
ID: 9618851
not sure if this will work for all browsers.

<body onload="document.anchors['image'].focus();">
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third earned 500 total points
ID: 9618852
try this,

<html>
<head>
</head>
<body onload="window.location='#image';">
<table height="100">
  <tr>
    <td>blah blah</td>
  </tr>
</table>
<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
<table>
  <tr>
    <td><a  name="image"></a><img src="/images/image.jpg" border="0"></td>
  </tr>
</table>
</body>
</html>
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by:Xxavier
ID: 9618862
  Why not just use anchors  ie the page is called with mypage.htm#image. Or on the onload event put document.location=mypage.htm#image which will scroll down when the page is opened as just mypage.htm
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by:Nushi
ID: 9619273
i must agree with the last comment:

use onload="document.location.replace('mypage.htm#image')";
this is the best solution.


Nushi.
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by:devic
ID: 9619359
with scroollTo too:
===============================
<body onload=scrollTo(0,1500)>
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by:superslamwich
ID: 9619441
except that onload="document.location.replace('mypage.htm#image') will create an infinite loop of loading and reloading the page.  Use this instead:

<script type='text/javascript'>
<!--
if(document.location.search=="")  {
  document.location.replace(document.location + "#myimage")
}
//-->
</script>


{Slam}
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by:superslamwich
ID: 9619444
Whoops, cancel that comment.  If you use an you won't create the loop...
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by:superslamwich
ID: 9619447
*If you use an anchor you won't create the loop
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by:emartin24
ID: 9619652
I will try some of the solutions mentioned. Maybe I should have mentioned this before ;), but the reason I don't load the page with mypage.htm#image is because the output is coming from a CGI script.

So the URL is:
http://www.mysite.com/cgi-bin/myprogram.cgi?image=myimage.jpg

I do not think that it works to use:
http://www.mysite.com/cgi-bin/myprogram.cgi?image=myimage.jpg#image

Which is why I was thinking I could use javascript to have the page go directly to the image when it loads. And the reason for this is to prevent having to scroll down to see the image.

Thanks.
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by:emartin24
ID: 9619755
third's suggestion did the trick, so I have accepted his answer. Thank you all for your contributions.

Thanks,
Eric
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