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Can't figure out how to pass a variable to javascript

Stamin Adrian
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In the onClick event, how do I send the ${i.username} value? I need to pass two variables.
Rafael Prado Oliveira
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not quite sure but you will need use quotes in the ${'i.value'}
Bear Bibeault
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You can't directly pass it. The value exists on the server, but the script runs on the client after the page is created and sent.

What you can do is to use JSP to create valid JavaScript syntax to be evaluated later.

See this article if that is confusing.


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Stamin Adrian
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How about this? It doesn't work, how can i reference to that input better? Are you positive that reading that big article will help? It doesn't seem like it.
Rafael Prado Oliveira
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Stamin Adrian wrote:

How about this? It doesn't work, how can i reference to that input better? Are you positive that reading that big article will help? It doesn't seem like it.



try '${i.username}'
Stamin Adrian
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You we're right. After all you can reference it directly. The '${i.username}' worked. Thanks!
Bear Bibeault
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Stamin Adrian wrote:After all you can reference it directly.

No, you can't. JavaScript cannot directly reference scoped variables on the server. All you are doing is writing text to a buffer. That text is sent as the response with the value of the expression hard-coded into the response. That's a really important distinction. There is no direct referencing going on here.
 
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