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How do I select the h3 tag inside a div? (prototype.js)

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<div id="indivpost1">
	<img src="th-1.jpg" />
	<h3></h3>
</div>

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Shouldn't this work?
$$('#indivpost1 h3')

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Please tell me what I'm doing wrong.
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Question by:ram0nm
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by:CCSOFlag
ID: 34890970
your tag says javascript, but it looks like you are looking for JQuery maybe?

I don't use JQuery, but in Javascript it is:

var myDiv = document.getElementById('indivpost1');
var myTag = myDiv.getElementsByTagName('h3');


This will get you all h3 tags within that element.
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by:ram0nm
ID: 34890991
Thanks for your help but I'm using Prototype not jQuery.
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by:JuanchoVzla
ID: 34891216
>>$$('#indivpost1 h3')
This should return an array with one element (with your example)
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by:JuanchoVzla
ID: 34891236
try breaking it down
$$('#indivpost1') .find('h3');
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leakim971 earned 2000 total points
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To get the first one : $$("#indivpost1 h3").first();

Test page :


<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<title>Untitled Document</title>
<script language="javascript" src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/prototype/1.7.0.0/prototype.js"></script>
<script language="javascript">
	Event.observe(window, 'load', function() {
		alert( $$("#indivpost1 h3").first().innerHTML );
	});
</script>
</head>
<body>
<div id="indivpost1">
	<img src="http://www.codersadvocate.com/images/1245141859.gif" />
	<h3>First</h3>
	<h3>Second</h3>
</div>
</body>
</html>

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