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have an onload which simulates the click of an a href

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i have an ahref which has some java/javascript code that executes a search function, what i want to do is when that page loads call that method as well, i don't want to replicate that method, i want to simulate the link being clicked, can this be done and how do i go about doing it?

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by:Zvonko
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In the body tag put this:
<body onLoad="theLink.click()">


...and immediately after the link put this script statement:
<script>theLink=document.links[document.links.length-1];</script>

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shaggy_the_sheep earned 500 total points
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Hi

Yes it can be done, well in IE anyway! I'll keep trying with the FF mehtod but here's a quicky that should do what you want.

Give the link that you want to be 'clicked' an id such as id="myLink".

Now put the body onload event to this onload="document.getElementById('myLink').click()"

That works for me in IE, no luck yet in FF. Do your needs require cross-browser compatability?

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by:blue-genie
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Thanks Richard, U Rock!!!!
Works a charm, we're not too concerned about cross -browser stuff for now, just need it to work in IE/
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Great, glad i could help

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