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604 items tagged “javascript”

2004

Executing JavaScript on page load

Peter-Paul Koch recently wrote:

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2003

Silly JavaScript Security. “Sorry, you do not have permission to press this key,” # 5th December 2003, 10:42 pm

The good and the ugly

PHP.net has a new feature on their search page—a really nice implementation of an auto complete text widget in Javascript. Even better, the search page is valid XHTML 1.0 Strict and uses CSS for the layout. Let’s hope this is an indication of things to the come for the rest of the site, which still mostly consists of tag soup.

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getElementsBySelector()

Inspired by Andy, I decided to have a crack at something I’ve been thinking about trying for a long time. document.getElementsBySelector is a javascript function which takes a standard CSS style selector and returns an array of elements objects from the document that match that selector. For example:

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