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document.write question

Harsha Jay
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Joined: Jul 23, 2001
Posts: 177
I have a need to show the string output (return from javascript function )to presentation JSP. If I use document.write() the result is displayed in the entire page, How can I show the JS return string in a <td></td> only or a <li></li> element only. Is this possible?
Eric Pascarello

Joined: Nov 08, 2001
Posts: 15385
You can not use document.write after the page load. The best bet is to give the location you want the data to appear an id. Reference than id and set the DOM [createElement/createTextNode] or innerHTML with the new data.

Harsha Jay
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Joined: Jul 23, 2001
Posts: 177
great Thanks, I am giving it a shot right now!
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