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call javascript function in php

Posted on 2003-11-26
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i want to echo out a javascript function in php that disables different buttons across diferent forms

echo "<script>disable();</script>";

but it does not work

I know php is server side and js is client side, but when this line is echoed out, why does it not execute the js function?

thanks

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Question by:zanner
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by:shmert
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Most likely the disable() function isn't defined yet.  Moving the echo statement to the end of the page might fix it.
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by:zanner
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the function is defined in the head tag, before the call to the function
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can you view source in the browser and paste that in here?
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In my understanding, client side script is always triggered by events. For those looks like auto running script is triggered by the javascript timer.

In your case, if you really want to run a javascript function after the HTML page has been delivered to the client, you should add a "onLoad" parameter inside the HTML <BODY> tag which calling your javascript function.

For example:
<body bgcolor=#FFFFFF link=#00ffff vlink=#00ffff alink=#00ffff onload="javascript:disable();">

You might define the javascript function disable() inside the <HEAD> scope like:
<HEAD>
<TITLE>My Title</TITLE>
<script language=JavaScript>
<!-- hide this script from non-javascript-enabled browsers
function disable() {
    // My code here....
}
// stop hiding -->
</script>
</HEAD>

Hope this can help!
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by:zanner
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I came to the same conclusion

I echo out the body tag with the js function in the onload attribute

a different function is placed in the onlaod att, depending on which button is pressed

thanks!

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