Secret Access

2010-05-25T23:07:11+00:00 September 24th, 2005|JavaScript|

You go to a web page without a form or prompt indicating it might double as a secret access to another web page. You go ahead and type a certain sequence of characters on your keyboard. If you get it right, you are redirected to a secret web page.

Controlling Checkboxes with JavaScript

2010-05-25T23:14:57+00:00 June 29th, 2005|JavaScript|

Sometimes it's desirable to control whether or not certain checkboxes are checked, or to do something depending on which ones are checked. Although CGI scripts can do their own error checking and display messages to the form user as needed, letting JavaScript do some of the preliminary checks can be faster and less frustrating for the form user.

Browser-Correct Download Instructions

2010-05-26T10:54:15+00:00 June 16th, 2005|JavaScript|

Something I've noticed since I started using non-IE browsers is that download instructions are provided, they're almost always specifically for the IE browser on Windows operating systems (right-click on the link then select "Save Target As..."). What about Firefox? Opera? Macintosh browsers?

Redirecting URL

2010-05-26T11:00:23+00:00 June 1st, 2005|JavaScript|

Whenever you want to generate dynamic pages you often have to resort to using some server side scripting language such as PHP or ASP. But let us assume that there are only three or four pages that could be chosen from a drop-down menu (a combo-box).

Learning to Function and Loop

2010-05-26T10:59:02+00:00 June 1st, 2005|JavaScript|

HTML is boringly static, it's rigid, and, is least interactive. DHTML makes it dynamic and responsive. Now, DHTML is not another of those nerdy technologies, it's just that when we come up with a concoction of HTML + JavaScript (or VBScript), the guys call it DHTML just to sound cool. DHTML stands for, Dynamic Hyper Text Markup Language (ok, so now you can actually figure out what's all with HTML).