why the codes inside of the javascrip does not work sometimes?

Hi experts,

I have some JSP codes embedded insdie javascrip, which populate the select field when user click on a button.

Very strangely, the same codes work on one machine, but failed on other machine. Is there any suggestion about this? thanks.
panpanWAsked:
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objectsConnect With a Mentor Commented:
try:

str = str+"<option><%= e.trim() %></option>";
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objectsCommented:
are they both running the same browser?

whats the error?
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panpanWAuthor Commented:
yes,

the javascript just does not work, with an error "error on the page".
If I try to print something by System.out.println() within the JSP, which is inside of the javascript, then it will not print. the javascript will work if they are OUTSIDE of the <%%>, but the codes inside the <%%> just does not get executed.
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objectsCommented:
can u post your code.
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panpanWAuthor Commented:

I have tracked down the problem to this line:
 
 str = str+"<option><%=e%></option>";

the complete javascript codes are like this:

function fnAddEquip()
 {
 var str;
 var cnt = document.getElementById("tabEquip").rows.length+1;
   str = "<TABLE width=550 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0 border=0>";
   str = str + "<span id='erow'+cnt>";
   str = str + "<tr><td><input name='cbEquip' type='checkbox' value=cnt></td><td><select name='equipment' STYLE='width: 160px'>";
   <%
   ArrayList b = equipBean.findAllEquip();
   Iterator ltr = b.iterator();
   while(ltr.hasNext())
   {
    String e = (String)ltr.next();
       %>
   str = str+"<option><%=e%></option>";
   <%} %>
   str = str + "</select></td><td><input type='text' size=24 name='protocol'></td><td><input type='text' size=50 name='description'></td></tr></span></table>";
   tabEquip.insertAdjacentHTML("AfterEnd",str);
 }
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objectsCommented:
> <%=e%>

You can't use that there.
jsp is executed on the server. Whereas javascript is executed on the client.
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panpanWAuthor Commented:
so, why it works on the other machine?

How to work around this?
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objectsCommented:
i may have misunderstood you, can you post the javascript code from the generated html file.
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panpanWAuthor Commented:

thanks. actually, the values got retrieved correctly, but just the line gets split into two lines, is this the problem? PLease check the lines marked with ******
how to fix it?




function fnAddEquip(){
 var str;
 var cnt = document.getElementById("tabEquip").rows.length+1;
   str = "<TABLE width=550 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0 border=0>";
   str = str + "<span id='erow'+cnt>";
   str = str + "<tr><td><input name='cbEquip' type='checkbox' value=cnt></td><td><select name='equipment' STYLE='width: 160px'>";
    alert("hi   1");
   
***   str = str+"<option>SEIKO Robot </option>";
   
***   str = str+"<option>Assay TekBench </option>";
   
*** str = str+"<option>CyBi-Well 96</option>";
   
*** str = str+"<option>EPSON Robot
</option>";
   
*** str = str+"<option>CyBi-Well vario
</option>";
   
   str = str + "</select></td><td><input type='text' size=24 name='protocol'></td><td><input type='text' size=50 name='description'></td></tr></span></table>";
   tabEquip.insertAdjacentHTML("AfterEnd",str);
 }
 
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panpanWAuthor Commented:
thanks,
but, I still don'w know why this happen? why one sting has extra space at the end?
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objectsCommented:
No idea, check when the ArrayList is populated.
Good to hear it resolved your problem though :)

http://www.objects.com.au/staff/mick
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