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samuel marin

Joined: Nov 18, 2011
Posts: 16
How can I do something like show an embed document if a link is press.

The logic would be something like:

Being The link something like:

Thanks much
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Joined: May 26, 2003
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You'll need a JavaScript even handler to recognize the link was clicked.

One way is to hard code it:

The other way is to use a library like jQuery
see example. As your apps grow, it becomes more useful to not have JavaScript all over your codebase.

Either way, you then implement the JavaScript function to show the embedded content. You could even load it in a hidden div on page load and show it when that function is called.

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Arun Giridhar
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You can use Jquery but i'm pretty much sure all browsers can handle document.getElementById() even IE 5.5 .

if there is no tool make your own.
samuel marin

Joined: Nov 18, 2011
Posts: 16

I have the following:


$("p").click(function () {

Now, how can I do to tell when I press "Link" show the following document. "document.pdf"

Something like:

<p (\document.pdf)>Link</p>

var document
$("p").click(function () {

So when I press the "Link" the document.pdf shows embed

Thanks so much
Bear Bibeault
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You can't embed a PDF inside an HTML document. So you'll either need to show it in the whole window, open a new window to show it, or embed an iframe element in which to show the PDF.

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