[thelist] Two Javascript problems

Warden, Matt mwarden at odyssey-design.com
Sun Sep 17 17:57:54 CDT 2000

Let's say that the first page has this script:

<script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript">

var sMyName = "Matt Warden";

function getMyName()
    return sMyName;



then, you have this on the page in the opened window:

<script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript">

var sMyName = self.opener.getMyName();


    the variable sMyName has the value of "Matt Warden"
    because it is returned by the function getMyName()
    in the opener window.



That look right? Been a while since I did this with JavaScript. This (well,
similar) technique is used a lot with Java classes. Rather than grabbing
attribute values like Classname.attribute, attributes would be inaccessable,
except from the method Classname.getAttribute(). Kinda the same thing.



> Thank you very much for your help.  One question: could you tell me more
> about the getMyVariableValue() method,  or at least the simplest way of
> putting variable values in a separately opened web browser page?

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