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Problem showing javascript Calendar control using innerHTML property of div tag

Posted on 2009-07-01
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I am getting error message while calling a javascript function on dropdown onchange event. The javascript function I called getIndex() is supposed to show jason's calendar control that in turn uses <script> tag using innerHTML property of <div> where I want to show this calendar control with some other HTML tags like <table>. I have tried <script defer> but that didn't helped.
The following error comes while loading this page:

Active Server Pages error 'ASP 0138'
Nested Script Block
/progress/request_search.asp, line 82
A script block cannot be placed inside another script block
<script language="javascript">
function getIndex()
{
var x=document.getElementById("mySelect");
var i=x.selectedIndex;
 
var selval=document.getElementById("frmcreaterequest").mySelect.options[i].value;
 
if (selval==3)
	{
	var sScript="<SCRIPT DEFER>";
	sScript = sScript + "DateInput('txtFromDate',true,'DD-MON-YYYY')";
	sScript = sScript + "</SCRIPT" + ">";
	
	document.getElementById("datearea").innerHTML=sScript;
	document.getElementById("datearea").style.display='block';
	}
	else if (selval==4)
	{
	document.getElementById("datearea").style.display='none';
	}
 
	else if (selval==1)
	{
	document.getElementById("datearea").style.display='none';
	}
 
	else if (selval==2)
	{
	document.getElementById("datearea").style.display='none';
	}
}
 
</script>

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by:Michel Plungjan
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change
 var sScript="<SCRIPT DEFER>";

to
 var sScript="<SCR"+"IPT>";

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by:Michel Plungjan
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However that is not going to help
Placing a script in innerHTML will not EXECUTE the script
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by:Michel Plungjan
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What you are trying to do will not work since the script does a document.write.

Instead we change the document.write of the function to return a string and do



<script language="javascript">
var myString = ""
function getIndex() {
  var x=document.getElementById("mySelect");
  var selval=x.options[x.selectedIndex].value;
  document.getElementById("datearea").style.display='none';
  if (selval!=3) return; // no need to continue
  var myWrite = document.writeln;
  myString = ""
  document.writeln = function(str) {
    myString += str+'\n';
  }
  DateInput('txtFromDate',true,'DD-MON-YYYY');
  document.writeln=myWrite;
  document.getElementById("datearea").innerHTML=myString;
  document.getElementById("datearea").style.display='block';
}
</script>

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Michel Plungjan earned 500 total points
ID: 24761174
ACTUALLY we can do it easier:


<div id="datearea" style="display:none">
<script language="text/javascript">
DateInput('txtFromDate',true,'DD-MON-YYYY');
</script>
</div>

and have




<script language="javascript">
function getIndex() {
  var x = document.getElementById("mySelect");
  document.getElementById("datearea").style.display=(x.options[x.selectedIndex].value==3)?'block':'none';
}
</script>

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by:anas_elkhani
ID: 24763399
I used without script tag, but that takes me to another page without anything else except the date control.
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by:Michel Plungjan
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Please show exactly what you did
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