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Activ-Variables & JavaScript


 
TSEROOGY Using JavaScript, I have assigned several Predefined Activ-Variables to variables within the script, and wish to assemble them in an escaped string for passing them to an ASP page through the URL.

I've been unsuccessful, receiving errors whenever the page is run from Activ-Ebook. The preprocessor has been activated for the associated page.

Following is a simple sample of what I'm trying to accomplish. I have included the Active-Variables only, as these seem to be the trouble makers.

I've set an "alert" to view the processed script. This has been unsuccesful. Activ-EBook's MESSAGEBOX method has also been unsuccessful.

Any help is appreciated.

<html>
<head>
 <title></title>

<script language=JavaScript>
var eTitle = [={title}];
var eEsbn = [={esbn}];
var eBookInfo;

eBookInfo = eTitle + eEsbn;
eBookInfo = escape(eBookInfo);

alert(eBookInfo);
</script>

</head>

<body bgcolor="#FFFFFF" text="#000000" link="#0000FF" vlink="#800080" alink="#FF0000">
[={title}][={esbn}]
<h1></h1>

<p>... Type content here!</p>

<hr>
<p><small>Created on ... September 30, 2003</small></p>
</body>
</html>


(Edited by TSEROOGY at 11:16 am on Oct. 1, 2003)

(Edited by TSEROOGY at 11:17 am on Oct. 1, 2003)


Posted on: 4:14 am on October 1, 2003
GuidingLight Try this:-)

<script language=JavaScript>
var eTitle = "[={title}]";
var eEsbn = "[={esbn}]";
var eBookInfo;

eBookInfo = eTitle + eEsbn;
eBookInfo = escape(eBookInfo);

alert(eBookInfo);
</script>

(Edited by GuidingLight at 2:53 pm on Oct. 1, 2003)


Posted on: 2:10 pm on October 1, 2003
TSEROOGY Okay - I think I'll give up while I'm ahead :-)

I did as told GuidingLight and it worked out fine. Thanks.

Needless to say, the variables needed to be treated as string variables, thus the quote marks.

My frustration lies in that this was exactly what I did on my first three attempts. The error message I received on all occassions was that the Debugger was looking for ';' right after the assigning '=' or equals sign.

That's when I tried using the Activ-Variables without the quote marks!

I must have had something messed up, somewhere. But my head's cleared now and I thank you again, GuidingLight.

Best regards,
TSEROOGY


Posted on: 6:06 pm on October 1, 2003

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