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TECH: JavaScript Help ? was: Re: congratulations

From:Philippe Caquant <herodote92@...>
Date:Friday, October 1, 2004, 15:48
 --- Rodlox <Rodlox@...> skrev:
> > ----- Original Message ----- > From: Philippe Caquant < > > > I had no time to look closely at the list today, I > was > > working on JavaScript, and I made my first real > > program ! (probably very clumsy, but it works > rather > > nice !) > > good ta hear! congrats!! > > have nice days.
Well, at the moment it's not what I would called "nice days". Out of ten hours work, nine of them fumbling through the doc, trying some syntax, putting alerts for debugging, trying something else, etc. I was wondering if someone could give some some tips, preferably offlist. Just now, my most itching problem is the following: I have a frameset. In one of the frames, I want to load a (local) file. I found some way to do it: to change the URL of the frame, with the help of an <input file>. Ok, nice. The only problem is that the file to be loaded seems to have to be an HTML one. Why ? Because if it is a plain text file, as I would love it, I cannot attach any "onload" attribute to anything (normally, it should be attached to the <body> tag). And if I don't attach an "onload", I will never be able to know when the file will be entirely loaded, and thus I cannot modify anything in it because the loading will most likely erase what I'll have done. I know one also can attach an "onload" on an image. Good. But my file is not an image, it is plain text (one line = 1 row, column separator = for ex. tabulation). And I just want it so. So, is there any possibility to load a text node (for ex) inside an existing document, and to be able to know when the whole damned thing will be loaded ? Or any other trick ? I couldn't find anything about it yet. (At the moment, what I did was to paste the text file inside an HTML file, between <p></p> for ex, but even that is not too good, because in HTML, the linefeeds signaling the end of a line are not recognized, so I had to add a special character at the end of every line... I made it by replacing paragraph marks by some special code in Word...) Actually, I'm just trying to do very simple things, not to send a spacecraft on Pluto... Any help would be more than greatly appreciated. Life is short, I don't want to spend all the rest of it wondering about such things... ===== Philippe Caquant Ceterum censeo *vi* esse oblitterandum (Me).