View Full Version : XmlHTTP open url & import javascript from headers

12-29-2008, 08:36 PM
I am currently opening a URL within a page using XmlHTTP. The page imports, but none of the javascript on that page header is working. I tried just hardcoding the javascript on the main page, but it requires form fields that haven't yet been imported using the tag and i get an error.

Is there a way to also import the headers of the page I am calling?

Test3.cfm has a cfform that creates unique javascript on the header of that page. When i open the URL via XMLHTTP that javascript doesn't carry over.

/* Ultimater's edited version of:
to serve IE7 with XMLHttpRequest instead of ActiveX */

var xmlhttp=false;
if (!xmlhttp && typeof XMLHttpRequest!='undefined') {
try {
xmlhttp = new XMLHttpRequest();
} catch (e) {

/*@cc_on @*/
/*@if (@_jscript_version >= 5)
// JScript gives us Conditional compilation, we can cope with old IE versions.
// and security blocked creation of the objects.
if (!xmlhttp){
try {
xmlhttp = new ActiveXObject("Msxml2.XMLHTTP");
} catch (e) {
try {
xmlhttp = new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP");
} catch (E) {
xmlhttp = false;
@end @*/

if (!xmlhttp && window.createRequest) {
try {
xmlhttp = window.createRequest();
} catch (e) {

/* Ultimater's edited version of:
http://javascript.internet.com/ajax/ajax-navigation.html */

var please_wait = "Please wait...";

function close_url(targetId) {
var e=document.getElementById(targetId);if(!e)return false;

function open_url(url, targetId) {
if(!xmlhttp)return false;
var e=document.getElementById(targetId);if(!e)return false;
if(please_wait)e.innerHTML = please_wait;
xmlhttp.open("GET", url, true);
xmlhttp.onreadystatechange = function() { response(url, e); }
while(e.firstChild)e.removeChild(e.firstChild);//e.innerHTML="" the standard way
e.appendChild(document.createTextNode("request failed"));

function response(url, e) {
if(xmlhttp.readyState != 4)return;
var tmp= (xmlhttp.status == 200 || xmlhttp.status == 0) ? xmlhttp.responseText : "Ooops!! A broken link! Please contact the webmaster of this website ASAP and give him the following error code: " + xmlhttp.status+" "+xmlhttp.statusText;
var d=document.createElement("div");
while(e.firstChild)e.removeChild(e.firstChild);//e.innerHTML="" the standard way

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<title>Untitled Document</title>

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

<td valign=top width=150>
<H5>My Navagation links</H5>
<a href="javascript:void(0)" onclick="open_url('test2.cfm','my_site_content');">Open URL</a><br>
<td valign=top>
<div id="my_site_content">

<cfform name="myform77">

<cfinput id="pickers4" name="pickmany" type="hidden" value="Apples">

<cfinput id="pickers5" name="pickmany" type="hidden" value="Oranges">

<cfinput id="pickers6" name="pickmany" type="hidden" value="Mangoes">

<cfinput type="hidden" name="pickmany-selected" bind="{pickmany@click}"><br />

12-31-2008, 08:12 PM
JavaScript does not evaluate code inserted into the page. You need to rip out the JavaScript and eval it. If you used libraries like Prototype.jjs or JQuery, they have it built into its Ajax code.

Plus I am not sure why you are recreating frames/normal postbacks if you are replacing the whole page.