View Full Version : Mike's scroller - full url links only?

12-07-2006, 06:43 AM
1) Script Title:
Mike's scroller

2) Script URL (on DD):

3) Describe problem:
I'm trying to place relative (to my site) urls in my scroller links, but they don't work. Is there a way to do this?


This works,

myScroller1.addItem("<a href='http://www.mywebpage.com/events/index.html' target='_blank'>New events this week...</a>");

But this doesn't

myScroller1.addItem("<a href='events/index.html' target='_blank'>New events this week...</a>");

12-07-2006, 08:15 AM
By not working, do you mean a JS error is produced, or simply that the link goes to a non existent page? If the later, it's normal in the sense that relative links produced by JavaScript are always relative to the page in which the link is produced, not where your .js file is. So basically this means depending on which page the script is on, you'd have to adjust the relative link's path accordingly for it to point to the correct page. Not really a pretty solution, so I'd advise most people just use absolute links if possible at all.

12-07-2006, 10:58 PM
I fixed the problem - I was previewing the page and the relative links wheren't working. That is, no behavior change, no JS error (in IE) -- although, in FireFox everything worked well.

However, after uploading the page to the site, everything worked fine (in both browsers).