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calling java script with href from wihin PHP?

Hi, I have a php statement as follows:

 $output.= "<td height=\"50;\"style=\"background-color:$color; vertical-align: top\" name=\"$cellnumber\">$date</td>\n";

I need to add the following href statement to this td tag;
<A HREF=close.html    onClick=return popup(this, '$cellnumber')\">

Can someone let me know how this can be done? Thanks.

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aej1973Author Commented:
What I have now is:

 $output.= "<td height=\"50;\"style=\"background-color:$color; vertical-align: top\" name=\"$cellnumber\"><A HREF=close.html
   onClick=return popup(this, '$cellnumber')\">$date</td>\n";

But when I do this close.html opens as a new window and my js is not called. My js is as follows:

$html = <<<ENDHTML
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<title>Planner</title>
<SCRIPT TYPE="text/javascript">
<!--
function popup(mylink, windowname)
{
if (! window.focus)return true;
var href;
if (typeof(mylink) == 'string')
   href=mylink;
else
   href=mylink.href;
window.open(href, windowname, 'width=400,height=200,scrollbars=yes');
return false;
}
//-->
</SCRIPT>
</head>

<body>
ENDHTML;

echo '<div  align="center">';

Thanks for the help.

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designatedinitializerCommented:
If you want that link to work, then this:

$output.= "<td height=\"50;\"style=\"background-color:$color; vertical-align: top\" name=\"$cellnumber\"><A HREF=close.html
   onClick=return popup(this, '$cellnumber')\">$date</td>\n";

should be this:

$output.= "<td height=\"50;\"style=\"background-color:$color; vertical-align: top\" name=\"$cellnumber\"><A HREF=\"close.html\" onClick=\"return popup(this, '$cellnumber')\">$date</td>\n";

and, in order to open on the same window, this:

window.open(href, windowname, 'width=400,height=200,scrollbars=yes');

should be this:

window.open(href, '_self', 'width=400,height=200,scrollbars=yes');
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aej1973Author Commented:
Hi designatedinitializer: I tried the following script ;


                $output.= "<td height=\"50;\"style=\"background-color:$color; vertical-align: top\" name=\"$cellnumber\"><A HREF=\"close.html\" onClick=\"return popup(this, '$cellnumber')\">$date</td>\n";

but I do not get close.html to open as a pop up, it is opening up as a new window. I am using firefox. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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designatedinitializerCommented:
You might want to change the href in the link to:

... href=\"#\"

what is happening is that link is effective and so the onClick doesn't get called
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aej1973Author Commented:
This is what I have now:

$output.= "<td height=\"50;\"style=\"background-color:$color; vertical-align: top\" name=\"$cellnumber\"><A href=\"#\"close.html\" onClick=\"return popup(this, '$cellnumber')\">$date</td>\n";

Does not seem to work. The only thing that happens is my url changes from:

http://localhost:8080/cs/module_patient/cellColor.php

to

http://localhost:8080/cs/module_patient/cellColor.php#

any suggestions? Thanks for the help.
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aej1973Author Commented:
Designatedinitializer, any suggestions? sorry to bug you...for what ever reason it does not seem to want to work.

Thanks,
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aej1973Author Commented:
it is working now. Just moved the following code outside the php tags;

$html = <<<ENDHTML
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<title>Planner</title>
<SCRIPT TYPE="text/javascript">
<!--
function popup(mylink, windowname)
{
if (! window.focus)return true;
var href;
if (typeof(mylink) == 'string')
   href=mylink;
else
   href=mylink.href;
window.open(href, windowname, 'width=400,height=200,scrollbars=yes');
return false;
}
//-->
</SCRIPT>
</head>

<body>

Thanks,
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designatedinitializerCommented:
Glad you made it!
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aej1973Author Commented:
Thank you for the help but I had to figure out the solution.

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