mike.wright at mailinator.com
Fri Jun 20 22:42:15 UTC 2008
Bassel Safadi wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 21, 2008 at 12:09 AM, Mike Wright <mike.wright at mailinator.com>
>>page below finds the <p> tag and the <div> tag but ignores the <a> tag.
>>Below is the html being tested.
>><?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
>> PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
>><html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
>> var d = document;
>> var m = d.getElementById('m');
>> var a = d.getElementById('a');
>> var p = d.getElementById('p');
>> var v = d.getElementById('v');
>> var b = '<br />';
>> m.innerHTML = a+b+p+b+v+b;
> will it's simple ,
> what do you want to get from the getElementById('')?
> I mean if you're trying to know what kind of element is it, just to process
> it in some how, then you will not get a result from just using the
> getElemntByid thing for example:
> will return in Firefox: [object HTMLParagraphElement]
> in IE Mac: [object P]
> why don't you just specify what you want to get back from it let's say you
> may use:
> var a = d.getElementById('a').innerText;
> by the way adding href="" to the anchor tag will let var a =
> d.getElementById('a'); return the href it self, if you still need an output
> that looks like:
> [object HTMLanchorElement]
> tell me and will find a work around for you...
Thanks for your generous offer, Bassel.
I need the node so I can use "nextSibling".
What I'm trying to accomplish is to "display:none" or "display:block"
the following element whenever the <a> is onclicked.
As you pointed out "document.getElementById()" returns not the id, but
the href. (That really puzzles me and differs from the O'Reilly books
Is this a known bug? If it is I will have to wrap my tags in such a way
that I can find the other node relative to it some other way.
If you have ideas I'm eager and open eared :)
Mike Wright :m)
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