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From "Tiwari, Sunil Kumar" <c_sti...@qualcomm.com>
Subject RE: How to use a VTL variable in a javascript?
Date Tue, 10 Jan 2006 18:03:15 GMT
Thanks Scott!

-----Original Message-----
From: Scott T Weaver [mailto:scotts-jetspeed-list@binary-designs.net] 
Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2006 7:00 AM
To: 'Jetspeed Users List'
Subject: RE: How to use a VTL variable in a javascript?

var myJsVar = '$test';

That's it!

Regards,
-Scott

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tiwari, Sunil Kumar [mailto:c_stiwar@qualcomm.com]
> Sent: Monday, January 09, 2006 1:22 PM
> To: Jetspeed Users List
> Subject: How to use a VTL variable in a javascript?
> 
> Hi All,
> 
> How to assign the value of a VTL variable to a form element in
> javascript?
> For example: I have a variable $test="somevalue".
> I want it to assign it to some form element say an input text element
> using javascript. How can I do it?
> 
> Thanks,
> Sunil
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tiwari, Sunil Kumar [mailto:c_stiwar@qualcomm.com]
> Sent: Friday, January 06, 2006 9:35 PM
> To: Jetspeed Users List
> Subject: RE: Re: How to create a new skin and add custom mode to it
> injetspeed2?
> 
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: news on behalf of Aaron Evans
> Sent: Fri 1/6/2006 11:41 AM
> To: jetspeed-user@jakarta.apache.org
> Subject:  Re: How to create a new skin and add custom mode to it
> injetspeed2?
> 
> Tiwari, Sunil  Kumar <c_stiwar <at> qualcomm.com> writes:
> 
> > The search box request must be passed to a servlet.
> > I have created a .vm file for this where I have a html form tag and
I
> > try to call an action on it but somehow it doesn't work.
> >
> > Any ideas?
> 
> Sunil,
> If you are simply trying to post to a servlet outside of jetspeed (but
> on the
> same server), just make the URL of the action the URI of the servlet.
> That is,
> something like:
> 
> /<servlet_application_context>/<URI_that_maps_to_your_servlet>
> 
> Just remember that the user will then leave the portal and be brought
to
> the
> response of your servlet.  Further, unless you have tomcat SSO turned
> on, you
> will lose the identity of the user that has invoked the servlet.
> 
> What would probably be better is to turn your search servlet into a
> portlet and
> then figure out how to have the search form (in the header) trigger
your
> 
> portlet. Let me know when you figure that out! :)
> 
> Aaron,
> 
> Thanks for your advise and I tried out your suggestion and it worked
> perfectly!
> I am simply trying to post to a servlet outside of jetspeed.
> 
> But I have a query here which doesnt concern with servlet but to
> velocity template and java script.
> 
> Suppose the request url is generated dynamically i.e the action can be
> triggered to different servlets depending on some parameter.
> 
> Now I have a search box and the search string can be posted to google,
> yahoo or some custom servlet(provided as radio buttons).
> 
> I have a form element in my jsp.
> 
> <form name="form1" action="javascript:null"
> onSubmit="javascriptFunction(this.form);">
> 
> In the javascript function, I find out which radio button was selected
> and accordingly specify the form.action="some url". The url is a
> complete one like http://google.com
> 
> If the user selects the custom servlet radio button then I assign the
> form.action= <%=servletURl%> (servletUrl is computed in a jsp
scriplet)
> 
> This code works fine for a websphere theme.
> 
> I moved it to Jetspeed by making it a .vm file and it works fine
except
> for the servlet case.
> The problem is that it doesnt recognise <%=servletURl%> within the
> javascript. Its obvious so I changed it accordingly using VTL
variable.
> 
> I store the servletUrl in $url and then form.action=$url in
javascript.
> It didnt work. I tried form.action=#url and #$url but I knew it wldnt
> work.
> 
> The question is how to use VTL variable within javascript??
> 
> You must be wondering why I have explained all this instead of asking
> directly, but I guess it makes the picture clear.
> 
> I think there must be some way to do it and if there is no way then
how
> to get a work around for it.
> 
> Thanks!
> -Sunil
> 
> 
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