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Javascript document.request - what does this do?

Posted on 2005-02-24
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I am working on making some changes to an app that I did not write. I have encountered some code that I am unsure what it does...

When the link below is clicked, a little calendar page is loaded as a popup so user can selected a date. Here is the code in question:

<img src="../shared/pics/calendar.gif" border=0 width=16 height=16 alt="Calendar Selection Wizard" onClick="window.dateField=document.request.start_date;window.open('../shared/asp/cal.asp','start_date_calendar','width=255,height=255');" style="cursor: hand">

what I am particularly interested in is what is that code in the onClick event doing?

When I click on the link in my app I get an error stating that document.request.start_date is either null or not an object.

Thanks!
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Question by:jkwasson
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Batalf earned 1000 total points
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Yes, this

window.dateField=document.request.start_date

doesn't look right.

Search for request.start_date in your HTML file and post what you find.

Batalf
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by:jkwasson
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lol, I think I figured it out. I am a JavaScript noob....

request is the name of a form on this page.  I was thinking request was the request object, which I wasn't finding much info on...

I am going to give you the points Batalf because your idea to search the html page for request.start_date is what led me to find out that was the name of a form!

Thanks!
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by:Batalf
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Thanks!

Glad it worked out for you!

Batalf
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