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Accessing a layer from jsp scriptlet

 
Nasir Khan
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Can i access a layer from a jsp scriptlet?For example
<layer id="test" width=80px height=80px></layer>
<%@ page language="java" %>
<%
// here i wanna access the layer,like test.bgColor="blue"
%>
 
Frank Carver
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You can access the layer from generated JavaScript, but not while running the Java code which generates it. Remember that the code between the <% and %> is run on the server, and any JavaScript outside those marks is run on the client, long after the page has been generated.
 
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Thanks Frank,
It means jsp can only be used for page generation.After page has been loaded we have to use client-side script like javaScript to change the content of the page.Am I right?
 
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That's it. JSP is just a way of generating a servlet which runs on the server to generate some HTML, which is then sent to the browser for display.
 
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This seems to trip alot of people up. I suggest you start by making a prototype page in HTML to get all the Javascript, etc. right, using dummy data for things you want the servlet / JSP to generate. When that is working, try to convert it to JSP.
Otherwise you are debugging too many things at once.
Bill
 
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