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Parsing html in Ajax

Nimish Patel
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Joined: Jun 29, 2005
Posts: 84

I am using Ajax.I get responsetext in ajax in this format.

<input type="text" name="person" value="nimish" />

now I want to get "nimish" in this html.
How can I parse this html?


Eric Pascarello

Joined: Nov 08, 2001
Posts: 15385
You will have to do string manipulation to get it. Can I ask why can't you jjust have the server return just that value to the page in the first place.

Yuriy Fuksenko
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Joined: Feb 02, 2001
Posts: 413
As an option, you can write that into hidden iframe and use javascript to get a value.
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