[thelist] External Javascript files (+check this out?)

Sam-I-Am sam at sam-i-am.com
Thu Oct 25 15:28:20 CDT 2001

> I should've tested an external .js file which was working - I forgot the
> mimetype and just guessed. :-(

ah. good catch (he says as he scurries to fix a couple of scripts that
*seemed* to work most of the time :)

maybe this thread is a good a place as any to get comments on this:


this is just a demo for my own purposes (curiosity, learning, idleness)
and like I say on there, its not really practical out of the box..(slow)
but there's some goodies in there. In particular I like the cgi that
spits out js string variable assignments, given a url. I've used it a
few times already just for creating javascript-ified strings of file

it'll take 3 arguments
url (required -- full absolute url)
vname -- the name of the javascript variable in the assignment which
gets returned
mime -- mimetype. It defaults to application/x-javascript (now :), but
you could set text/plain for example 

the xml parser is from http://www.jeremie.com/Dev/XML/ .. my code just
builds the leftnav from the objects (node tree) it produces


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