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Javascript - Using function repeatedly

Posted on 2011-02-13
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How to use the return of the function in simplified way? The code below returns true or false. I'd like to put it into a php variable and have this occur on the loading of the page.

<html>
<head>
<script type="text/javascript">
function supports_input_placeholder ( )
{
	var i = document.createElement("input");
	return "placeholder" in i;
}
</script>
</head>
<body>

<script type="text/javascript">
document.write(supports_input_placeholder())
</script>

</body>
</html>

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To be used later like:
<input type="text" <?php if $place_holder { echo "placeholder=\"10 digit number\""; } maxlength="16" />

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I do know one is server side and one is client side.

Thanks
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gurvinder372 earned 250 total points
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if you want to make it work at page load event, then you need to call this method in the onload event

<html>
<head>
<script type="text/javascript">
function supports_input_placeholder ( )
{
      var i = document.createElement("input");
      return "placeholder" in i;
}
</script>
</head>
<body onload="supports_input_placeholder ( )">
</body>
</html>

to use php variable in javascript, check this
http://www.the-art-of-web.com/php/javascript-escape/
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by:dolan2go
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@gurvinder372,

How to put the return into a php variable or Session variable? Like $place_holder in the one line of code <input> above.
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by:dolan2go
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The intent is to arrive at a simpler (and working) method of this:

	<input type="text" name="text" <script type="text/javascript"> var p = s_i_p(); if (p == true) { document.write("placeholder=\"10 digit number\""); } </script> class="input_phone" maxlength="16" />

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in lieu of:
<input type="text" name="text" placeholder="10 digit number" class="input_phone" maxlength="16" />

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only if the function supports_input_placeholder() returns 'true'.
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Long overdue.
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