View Full Version : Need hyperlink help

09-17-2009, 05:03 PM
1) Script Title: Dynamic Ajax Content

2) Script URL (on DD): http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamici...jaxcontent.htm

3) Describe problem:

I have the script working perfectly in normal circumstances where i'm on a page and have links summoning content (external) into a div within that page.

But, i'd like to be able to summon that same page with a specific content file loaded. Example:

Say I have a page with the office staff and I want to make a direct link to the page staff.html with Dr. Jone's profile loaded in that div. The 'staff' page already contains a sub-menu of links for the purpose of loading the staff profiles into a <div> to the right of the menu. The links i'm mentioning would be for the 'main' menu of the site, like a tabs drop down menu, where I can point the visitor to that page with that specific profile loaded.

So, i'd make a link <a href="http://www.mydomain.com/staff.html">Dr. Jones</a>

But, what would I put at the end of that link to load that particular profile into the designated <div> ?

Here's the DD Ajax/Javascript:

<script type="text/javascript">

var bustcachevar=1 //bust potential caching of external pages after initial request? (1=yes, 0=no)
var loadedobjects=""
var rootdomain="http://"+window.location.hostname
var bustcacheparameter=""

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)
if (bustcachevar) //if bust caching of external page
bustcacheparameter=(url.indexOf("?")!=-1)? "&"+new Date().getTime() : "?"+new Date().getTime()
page_request.open('GET', url+bustcacheparameter, 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);
if (fileref!=""){
loadedobjects+=file+" " //Remember this object as being already added to page


Here's what a hyperlink looks like to summon content into a <div> on the same page:

<a class="stafflinks" href="javascript:ajaxpage('adults-and-adolescents.html', 'mainright');">Adults and Adolescents</a>