View Full Version : Problem With Dynamic Web Page!!!

07-17-2008, 10:40 PM
Hello everyone,

I am trying to create a Dynamic web page like the one shown here:


One of the pages that I want to load into this is an index.htm file that has links to other .htm files. ex. <link id="" href="">. Because of this the index.htm file WONT load in the subscreen. I have tried editing the loadobjs function to link the external .htm pages with the index.htm page, but so far I have been unsuccessful. If anyone can please help me figure this out, that would be great.

the code that i have is shown below:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" lang="en" xml:lang="en">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
<title>Ajax Rotating Includes Script</title>
<script type="text/javascript">

* Dynamic Ajax Content- Dynamic Drive DHTML code library (www.dynamicdrive.com)
* This notice MUST stay intact for legal use
* Visit Dynamic Drive at http://www.dynamicdrive.com/ for full source code

var loadedobjects=""
var rootdomain="http://"+window.location.hostname

function ajaxpage(url, containerid){
var page_request = false
if (window.XMLHttpRequest) // if Mozilla, Safari etc
page_request = new XMLHttpRequest()
else if (window.ActiveXObject){ // if IE
try {
page_request = new ActiveXObject("Msxml2.XMLHTTP")
catch (e){
page_request = new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP")
catch (e){}
return false
loadpage(page_request, containerid)
page_request.open('GET', url, true)

function loadpage(page_request, containerid){
if (page_request.readyState == 4 && (page_request.status==200 || window.location.href.indexOf("http")==-1))

function loadobjs(){
if (!document.getElementById)
for (i=0; i<arguments.length; i++){
var file=arguments[i]
var fileref=""
if (loadedobjects.indexOf(file)==-1){ //Check to see if this object has not already been added to page before proceeding
if (file.indexOf(".js")!=-1){ //If object is a js file
fileref.setAttribute("src", file);
else if (file.indexOf(".css")!=-1){ //If object is a css file
fileref.setAttribute("rel", "stylesheet");
fileref.setAttribute("type", "text/css");
fileref.setAttribute("href", file);
else if (file.indexOf(".htm")!=-1) {
fileref.setAttribute("id", "shLink");
fileref.setAttribute("href", file);
if (fileref!=""){
loadedobjects+=file+" " //Remember this object as being already added to page


<style type="text/css">
height: 400px;
border: 3px solid black;
padding: 5px;
padding-left: 8px;


#leftcolumn a{
padding: 3px 1px;
display: block;
width: 100%;
text-decoration: none;
font-weight: bold;
border-bottom: 1px solid gray;

#leftcolumn a:hover{
background-color: #FFFF80;

min-height: 400px;
border: 3px solid black;
margin-left: 10px;
padding: 5px;
padding-bottom: 8px;

* html #rightcolumn{ /*IE only style*/
height: 400px;


<div id="leftcolumn">
<a href="javascript:ajaxpage('ajaxfiles/external.htm', 'rightcolumn');">Porsche Page</a>
<a href="javascript:ajaxpage('ajaxfiles/external2.htm', 'rightcolumn');">Ferrari Page</a>
<a href="javascript:ajaxpage('ajaxfiles/external3.htm', 'rightcolumn');">Aston Martin Page</a>
<a href="javascript:ajaxpage('ajaxfiles/Tape Drive inventory.htm', 'rightcolumn');loadobjs('ajaxfiles/Tape Drive inventory_files/sheet001.htm','ajaxfiles/Tape Drive inventory_files/sheet002.htm','ajaxfiles/Tape Drive inventory_files/tabstrip.htm','ajaxfiles/Tape Drive inventory_files/stylesheet.css')">EXP</a>

<div style="margin-top: 2em">Load CSS & JS files</div>
<a href="javascript:loadobjs('ajaxfiles/style.css', 'ajaxfiles/tooltip.js');">Load "style.css" and "tooltip.js"</a>


<div id="rightcolumn"><h3>Choose a page to load.</h3></div>
<div style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em"></div>




07-18-2008, 04:11 PM
Do you get an error or anything that could help diagnose your problem? Better yet, can we get a link to the actual page, or at least a working one that displays the bug?

Why do you use LINK tags to point at HTML pages?

Why do you dump an entire HTML page into a DIV rather than only taking the relevant pieces? That will certainly make your page invalid and may break some stuff.

07-18-2008, 08:02 PM
What you want is not possible with this script (as it is). It can only be used to include external content into a div without changing the URL of the page.
Arie Molendijk.

07-18-2008, 08:33 PM
What you could do, however, is making all your pages have the same head section (with the ajax-script and the styles) and the same links in the body, and then do different onloads, for instance: <body onload="javascript:ajaxpage('ajaxfiles/external1.htm', 'rightcolumn');"> for page 1, <body onload="javascript:ajaxpage('ajaxfiles/external2.htm', 'rightcolumn');"> for page 2, etc.