[thelist] JS: compound ternary

Tom Dell'Aringa pixelmech at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 30 15:29:20 CST 2004

Hey JS people,

I'm trying to build a compound ternary statement and I keep falling
flat on my face. I know I have something mixed up, I keep getting a
syntax error. There's a bracket set missing or something. Here's the

var restrict = (document.getElementById) ?
document.getElementById(oName) : (document.all) ? document.all[oName]
: return;

The first condition should check for get by ID, next doc.all. If its
not either it should return, otherwise is should set the correct
object reference. I know you can do this I've seen it many times, I
just can't find an example when I need it (as usual).



P.S - I'm aware there are other ways to go about doing it - I just
want to do it this way. :)

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