Solved

Generate text using Javascript(document.text.innerHTML)

Posted on 2004-04-01
7
293 Views
Last Modified: 2007-12-19
hi,
i'm suppose to generate text in a normal html page using .innerHTML.

my source code is as follows:

<html>
<body>
<p id="text" />

<script>
   p1.InnerHtml = "<b>You wrote:</b> "
</script>


</body>
</html>

---------------------------------------
however no text appeared. What's wrong with the code?
Btw, is there such a function called "document.text.innerHTML"?

Please advise. Thanks~
0
Comment
Question by:Alasse
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 2
7 Comments
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:mreuring
ID: 10739036
There's no such object as p1, you could acces it (in this html-block) as document.getElementsByTagName("p")[0].InnerHtml
Seeying as it's empty, a more standards aware choice would be:
document.getElementsByTagName("p")[0].appendChild(document.createTextNode("<b>You wrote:</b>"));

Or the best solution in your html-fragment:
document.getElementById("text").appendChild(document.createTextNode("<b>You wrote:</b>"));
0
 

Author Comment

by:Alasse
ID: 10739078
okay, i did this instead:

<html>
<head>
<title>Kids Furniture.com - About Us</title>
<link href = "templates/forText.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
</head>

<body onload="init_text();" >

<table>

<tr>
<td>

<?
      include("includes/top_bar.php");
?>
</td>
</tr>


<tr><td>
<font>
<p id="content" >

</p>
</font>
</td></tr>


</table>

<script>
function init_text() {
      document.all('content').innerHTML="This is a default setup of the KidsFurniture.Com project, products shown are for demonstrational purposes, any products purchased will not be delivered nor will the customer be billed. Any information seen on these products is to be treated as fictional."

}

</script>
</body>
</html>

now i'm suppose to run it on external javascript. How do i go about doing it?
0
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:mreuring
ID: 10739134
Place the script in a file, without the <script> tags (Just making sure) and link to it like this:
<head>
<script type="text/javascript" src="yourjavascript.js"></script>
</head>

And I want to stress the point that using document.all is IE only, it seems a shame to restrict yourself to that when there's a couple of standards-compliant ways to do this with.
0
Optimize your web performance

What's in the eBook?
- Full list of reasons for poor performance
- Ultimate measures to speed things up
- Primary web monitoring types
- KPIs you should be monitoring in order to increase your ROI

 

Author Comment

by:Alasse
ID: 10739146
i manage to do that.... i mean the external script part...

you mention document.all is not excatly the perfect solution, restrictions and all.

So what's the other solutions that's better? Please tell me about it.

I duno. My lecturer told me to use this way. Then again, if there's other better ones.... =)

Please advise again. Thank you!
0
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:mreuring
ID: 10739186
The better way would be using:
document.getElementById('content')

This would work in IE4+ IE5+ and IE6+ as well as Konqueror, Gecko-based browsers (Mozilla, Netscape) and Opera.

Good luck and my pleasure,

 Martin
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:gam3r_3xtr3m3
ID: 10739866
as far as i know, innerHTML is an IE only command. better to use innerText like document.getElementById("content").innerText and for an ultimate crossbrowser, why not document.write()?

gam3r
0
 
LVL 17

Accepted Solution

by:
mreuring earned 50 total points
ID: 10739956
Uhm, well, not document.write because that runs while loading the page not after loading it and is as such not dynamic at all. ".innerHTML" is an IE invention but supported by most browsers since then:
http://www.quirksmode.org/dom/innerhtml.html

If you want to go for compliancy use the DOM by either creating a textNode of modifying one if already present:
document.getElementById("content").firstChild.nodeValue = "new text"; //Already exsisting textNode
document.getElementById("content").appendChild(document.createTextNode("new text")); //create a new node

Martin
0

Featured Post

VIDEO: THE CONCERTO CLOUD FOR HEALTHCARE

Modern healthcare requires a modern cloud. View this brief video to understand how the Concerto Cloud for Healthcare can help your organization.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article discusses how to implement server side field validation and display customized error messages to the client.
Originally, this post was published on Monitis Blog, you can check it here . In business circles, we sometimes hear that today is the “age of the customer.” And so it is. Thanks to the enormous advances over the past few years in consumer techno…
The viewer will learn the basics of jQuery, including how to invoke it on a web page. Reference your jQuery libraries: (CODE) Include your new external js/jQuery file: (CODE) Write your first lines of code to setup your site for jQuery.: (CODE)
The viewer will learn the basics of jQuery including how to code hide show and toggles. Reference your jQuery libraries: (CODE) Include your new external js/jQuery file: (CODE) Write your first lines of code to setup your site for jQuery…
Suggested Courses

636 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question