View Full Version : problem with document.selection

03-23-2006, 02:23 PM

Wat I'm tryin to do is read in some text using:

function getSelectedText() {
if (document.selection) {
var range = document.selection.createRange();
var str =range.text.toString()

return str;

then add str to the search string for google using:

function googleSearch()
var target='http://www.google.com/search?q=';
var str = getSelectedText();
self.name = "body";
msgWindow = window.open(target + str);

and finally call it through a context menu.

However the google search returns [object] or nothing.

Any ideas???

03-23-2006, 04:03 PM
For a start, don't rely on document.selection. It's IE-only.

03-24-2006, 12:46 PM
document select only works for IE4 and up, but for the project i'm doing its all thats necessary