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External javascript file


 
ajsaw I am trying to call an external javascript file into into my e-book and can't seem to get the syntax right.

If I use <SCRIPT src="dataFile.js"></script> and include the file in the e-book I have no problems. I need the file to be separate from the e-book, although still in the same directory.

I have excluded it from the e-book compilation but as I say I can't seem to get the syntax right for calling in the external file.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.


Posted on: 5:25 am on November 11, 2002
auctioneer Have you tried putting the javascript file in a seperate directory and the using the "include" feature?

I used it for my e-book to call in common headers and footers for design purposes. There is no reason why you couldn't just enable and use it for one page.

Give it a shot!


Posted on: 11:43 pm on November 11, 2002
Alaska To build an ebook that reads in an external .js file, using the configuration you described, try the [app] variable.  It will insert the current book path in front of the filename:

< SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript" SRC="[={app}]/insert_me.js">< /script>

 ...just be sure to turn the Preprocessor on for that page.

 In this configuration, any change in the .js file will reflect in the ebook as soon as you hit 'refresh.'

Be sure to remove the spaces after each '<' symbol when cutting and pasting.  It was added here for display online.

 Hope this helps -


Posted on: 1:19 am on November 12, 2002
ajsaw Thanks Roger. That's perfect. I was sort of in the right area but wasn't getting the syntax right. Among other things I didn't have the square brackets in.

Allan.


Posted on: 2:19 am on November 12, 2002

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