changing scripts on the fly - works in IE but not in FF

Discussion in 'Javascript' started by yawnmoth, Jul 8, 2006.

  1. yawnmoth

    yawnmoth Guest


    If script.js does simply "alert('hello, world!')" then only IE will
    actually display the "hello, world!" message. FireFox will do nothing.
    Since, in this case, I prefer IE's behavior, does anyone have any
    ideas as to what I could do to get this working in FireFox?
    yawnmoth, Jul 8, 2006
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  2. yawnmoth

    Randy Webb Guest

    yawnmoth said the following on 7/8/2006 1:23 AM:
    Thats because IE is the only one that allows you to change the .src
    property that way.
    Probably puts an error message in the Error Console.

    Why not a way that works in any dynamic browser?

    function loadJSFile(fileURL){
    var newScript = document.createElement('script');
    newScript.type = "text/javascript";
    newScript.src = fileURL;

    and then call it like this:

    Randy Webb, Jul 8, 2006
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  3. Just as a comment (since Randy Webb already answered your question),
    using /script/.source is just a convoluted way of writing the string

    Lasse Reichstein Nielsen, Jul 8, 2006
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