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Creating a key-listener (spacebar) on a page using only web languages

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Hello All,

Would it be possible to set up a key-listener on a web page using one or any combination of the following languages only: xml, asp, javascript, html, css? I'm guessing css isnt much help here, but you folks know more than me. I want a javascript function to be called when the user hits the spacebar or clicks on a certain link while viewing a page on my site. Getting the link to work is easy. It's getting the spacebar to do what the clicking does that confuses me. I'm not talking about the accesskey attribute, which, with the help of the alt key, simply sets the focus and does nothing else until enter is hit on the keyboard. One key-press to do the job would be ideal; no alt, ctrl, or enter additions. If this is possible, some examples would be greatly appreciated.
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<html>
<head>
<title> hotkey </title>
<script type="text/javascript">
var key1="32";
var x='';
function handler(e)
{
  if (document.all) {
  var evnt = window.event;
  x=evnt.keyCode;
}
else
x=e.charCode;
if (x==key1) location.href='yourlink.html';
}
if (!document.all){
window.captureEvents(Event.KEYPRESS);
window.onkeypress=handler;
}
else
{
document.onkeypress = handler;
}
</script>
</head>
<body>
This is the body of the page
</body>
</html>


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by:Grins
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Nice, I like! Thank you.
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by:COBOLdinosaur
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Glad I could help.  Thanks for the A. :^)

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