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jquery to set html title tag from span element

Posted on 2014-02-12
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Last Modified: 2014-02-12
I am trying to set an html page <title> tag with text on the page.  The page is a dynamic page, so I want the page title to change depending on the dynamic page opened - which will have different text on every page.

I'm close to getting this to work - but I need help with my jquery syntax.  I don't fully understand how to set this with jquery, so I'd appreciate a little information about how/why your recommendation will work vs. what I did that is almost working.

This is my script:

            $(document).ready(function () {
                var strTitle = $('.resourcetitle');
                $(document).attr('title', strTitle);

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This is what renders in the title tag and browser tab (in correctly displaying [object Object])
title tag error
This is how the text on the page is wrapped on the page:

    <td class="ms-vb" width="25%"></td>
    <td class="ms-vb" width="75%">
        <span class="resourcetitle"></span>


Thank you in advance for a reply.
Question by:Sue White
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OmniUnlimited earned 2000 total points
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but it appears like you are trying to place the text from your span tag into the title?  If that is the case, you need to access the .text() function:

            $(document).ready(function () {
                var strTitle = $('.resourcetitle').text();
                $(document).attr('title', strTitle);

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by:Sue White
ID: 39854251
Ah.... so that's what I was missing.  Yes, this works!  Thank you very much.

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by:Sue White
ID: 39854254
thanks for the accurate and speedy reply
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ID: 39854260
You are welcome.  Glad to help, and thanks for the points!

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