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NPGBigdawg
02-13-2006, 01:32 AM
Hey Guys,

Can I call the .JS file portion of a script externally like with a .css file

I have no problem leaving the DD Copywrites on the .js file I just would like to avoid the size and keep it simple for the spiders & cockroaches.

I tried calling them with <style type="text/css"> where both the <style> and <java> were in the .css file

and i tried calling them seperately like this

<link rel="stylesheet" href="http://www.netperformancegroup.com/css/test.css" type="text/css">

<script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://www.netperformancegroup.com/css/test-3.js"></script>

The script I am tring to use is the "sticky Note"

Any help would be helpful

Michael

yourexhalekiss
02-13-2006, 01:50 AM
Yes...

Do


<script src="test.js" language="javascript" type="text/javascript">
</script>

where test.js is your javascript file.

jscheuer1
02-13-2006, 03:26 AM
No, actually you put the credit comment on the HTML page:


<script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.netperformancegroup.com/css/test-3.js">

/***********************************************
* Sticky Note script- Dynamic Drive DHTML code library (www.dynamicdrive.com)
* Visit DynamicDrive.com for hundreds of DHTML scripts
* This notice must stay intact for legal use
* Go to http://www.dynamicdrive.com/ for full source code
***********************************************/

</script>

This is the required method as per DD's terms of use (http://www.dynamicdrive.com/notice.htm).

jscheuer1
02-13-2006, 05:07 AM
I just reread the original question in this thread and see that more information may be helpful:

Use a text editor to save the script, call it 'file_name.js' where 'file_name' can be any valid file name of your choosing. Substitute the name of your external .js file for some.js in the below:


<script src="some.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

Common problems arise when:

1 ) The script file is not in the directory specified. In the above example it must be in the same directory as the page(s) that use it. Below, it can be in the scripts directory off of the root of a domain:


<script src="http://www.somedomain.com/scripts/some.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

2 ) Opening, closing and/or 'hiding' tags are left in the external file. This means that you must strip:
<script>
<!--and
//-->
</script>and any of their many variations from the beginning and end of the external file.

3 ) The external call (<script src="some.js" type="text/javascript"></script>) is not inserted into the page at the correct spot. The external call must be inserted at the same place on the page where the script was/would have been.

4 ) Paths to other files (if) used by the script are no longer valid due to its location. This is only a problem if the external script is kept in a different directory than the page it was working on when it was an internal script. To correct this, use absolute paths inside the script. Absolute path examples:


http://www.somedomain.com/images/button.gif

http://www.somedomain.com/~mysitename/index.html

5 ) Inappropriately combining two or more scripts into one external file. Usually external scripts can be combined if one knows enough about scripting to do so properly. Even then it is possible to overlook something.

A rule of thumb when testing is, if it won't work on the page, it won't work as an external file either.

One other thing, if this is a DD script or any script that requires the credit remain for legal use, include the credit in the on page call, ex:


<script src="some.js" type="text/javascript">
/***********************************************
* IFrame SSI script II- Dynamic Drive DHTML code library (http://www.dynamicdrive.com)
* Visit DynamicDrive.com for hundreds of original DHTML scripts
* This notice must stay intact for legal use
***********************************************/
</script>

Make sure to retain all the 'decorations', as these include begin and end javascript comment delimiters without which the script won't function.