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  1. #1
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    reading from file?

    i'm trying to load in pages using innerHTML. is it possible to read a txt or html file using javascript? or in-line php/javascript?

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    I assume pages on the server?
    Since Javascript runs on the client, it can't access pages on the server without help from server-side scripting.
    If you have PHP, you can use that instead.
    If you don't want the client to have to refresh, use an AJAX methodology to call PHP (or another scripting language that runs on the server) from the client-side javascript.

    If this post contains any code, I may or may not have tested it. It's probably just example code, so no getting knickers in a bunch over a typo, OK? If it doesn't have basic error checking in it, such as object detection or checking if objects are null before using them, put that in there. I'm giving examples, not typing up your whole app for you. You run code at your own risk.
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