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Javascript Ajax Anchor down to Div

Posted on 2014-03-10
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Last Modified: 2014-03-17
I have this Ajax script that I pick up on the Internet, how could I make it Anchor down to the Div Onclick.
Question by:smares323
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Rob earned 1500 total points
ID: 39919607
I personally wouldn't use it.  Get your hands on jQuery and use it for your ajax requests.  It will also make it incredibly simplier to use



see jquery api for more details https://api.jquery.com/load/
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by:Julian Hansen
ID: 39919664
how could I make it Anchor down to the Div Onclick.
Please explain what you mean by this statement.
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Expert Comment

by:Michel Plungjan
ID: 39919682
I am also not sure, but I am sure that the script is ugly and the invocation using javascript: href even more so.

Load jQuery and add this to the head of the page

$(function() { // page load
  $("#loadLink").on("click",function(e) {
    e.preventDefault(); // stop link

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where the link is

<a href="wcstory....." id="loadLink">....</a>
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Expert Comment

ID: 39920401
how could I make it Anchor down to the Div Onclick.

Check lines 36 and 42 :
* Dynamic Ajax Content- © Dynamic Drive DHTML code library (www.dynamicdrive.com)
* This notice MUST stay intact for legal use
* Visit Dynamic Drive at http://www.dynamicdrive.com/ for full source code

var bustcachevar=1; //bust potential caching of external pages after initial request? (1=yes, 0=no)
var loadedobjects="";
var rootdomain="http://"+window.location.hostname;
var bustcacheparameter="";

function ajaxpage(url, containerid){
	var page_request = false;
	if (window.XMLHttpRequest) // if Mozilla, Safari etc
		page_request = new XMLHttpRequest();
	else if (window.ActiveXObject){ // if IE
		try {
			page_request = new ActiveXObject("Msxml2.XMLHTTP");
		catch (e){
				page_request = new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP");
			catch (e){}
		return false;
		loadpage(page_request, containerid);
	if (bustcachevar) //if bust caching of external page
		bustcacheparameter=(url.indexOf("?")!=-1)? "&"+new Date().getTime() : "?"+new Date().getTime()
	page_request.open('GET', url+bustcacheparameter, true);
	return false;

function loadpage(page_request, containerid){
	if (page_request.readyState == 4 && (page_request.status==200 || window.location.href.indexOf("http")==-1)) {
		setTimeout(function() { location.hash = "#"+containerid; }, 50);

function loadobjs(){
	if (!document.getElementById)
	for (i=0; i<arguments.length; i++){
		var file=arguments[i];
		var fileref="";
		if (loadedobjects.indexOf(file)==-1){ //Check to see if this object has not already been added to page before proceeding
			if (file.indexOf(".js")!=-1){ //If object is a js file
				fileref.setAttribute("src", file);
			else if (file.indexOf(".css")!=-1){ //If object is a css file
				fileref.setAttribute("rel", "stylesheet");
				fileref.setAttribute("type", "text/css");
				fileref.setAttribute("href", file);
		if (fileref!=""){
		loadedobjects+=file+" " //Remember this object as being already added to page

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Check this : http://zeptojs.com/
Zepto is a minimalist JavaScript library for modern browsers with a largely jQuery-compatible API. If you use jQuery, you already know how to use Zepto.

how could I make it Anchor down to the Div Onclick.
Below, like this : setTimeout(function() { location.hash = containerID; }, 10);

Check this page:
<!DOCTYPE html>
	<style type="text/css">
		#go {
		#contentarea {
	<script type="text/javascript" src="//cdn.jsdelivr.net/zepto/1.1.3/zepto.js"></script>
	<script type="text/javascript">

		var loadedobjects = "";
		var rootdomain = "http://"+window.location.hostname;

		Zepto(function($) {

			function ajaxpage(event){


				var bustcachevar = 1; //bust potential caching of external pages after initial request? (1=yes, 0=no)
				var bustcacheparameter = "";

				var containerid = $(this).data("containerid");
				var url = $(this).attr("href");
				function loadpage(page_request) {
					var containerID = "#" + containerid;
					setTimeout(function() { location.hash = containerID; }, 10);

				$.ajax({ cache: !!bustcachevar, url: url, success: loadpage });



	<a id="go" href="wcstory.cfm?eid=#qwebcastprofiles.eid#" data-containerid="contentarea">MY PAGE TO LOAD WITH AJAX</a>
	<div id="contentarea"></div>

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Author Closing Comment

ID: 39934683
Good advice.

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