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Wendy Gibbons
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Joined: Oct 21, 2008
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ok with all your help i got my javascript working, but i have 3 maybe more pages that will use the same methods
so i made sure i wasn't using any of the html global variables (except document).
and this works until...
i cut the script and put it in a seperate file, now it no longer works



i haven't posted the file as i want general advice not specific answers, i learn better that way.
thank you

changed my mind here is an example that isn't working now:
Bear Bibeault
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Does your file contain the <script> tags? If so, remove them.

i haven't posted the file as i want general advice not specific answers, i learn better that way.

But if you make people guess as to what your problem is you will find that most people will simply start to ignore your posts.


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Wendy Gibbons
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sorry that was so vauge, i have narrowed my thoughts down to a few questions (i was about to delete my 1st post when you answered):
1. are parameters in javascript passed by value or reference? i am guessing value
2. is the .js script just inserted into the html file like a macro between the <script></script> tags?
3. i have a global variable in my .js file does it keep the value between calls to functions? if the answer to question 2 is no

4, if the answer to 1 is value and 2 and 3 are no, do i have to return the new updated value to continue using it
5, can i use the document variable in my .js?

these are all the possible causes i can think of for the problem, and i am trying to work it out myself.
Bear Bibeault
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Wendy Gibbons wrote:1. are parameters in javascript passed by value or reference? i am guessing value

Since there's no such thing as a pointer...

2. is the .js script just inserted into the html file like a macro between the <script></script> tags?

Any JS imported into the page is indistinguishable from script included in the page itself.

3. i have a global variable in my .js file does it keep the value between calls to functions? if the answer to question 2 is no

See 2.

4, if the answer to 1 is value and 2 and 3 are no, do i have to return the new updated value to continue using it

I have no idea what you are asking.

5, can i use the document variable in my .js?

See 2.
Wendy Gibbons
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thanks the answers to 1 and 2 answered everything, and i am just so confused i am going to sleep on it
Eric Pascarello
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type and src are attributes, not content.



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Wendy Gibbons
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thanks Eric,
 
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