Hi,

I claim First Post! :)


How do we access class names?

For example, this code:

<td class="the-title" align=left>The Title!</td>

If you want to parse html and find the title element you can find the class name "the-title".
That's what I am trying to do.

How do I do that?

Thank you,

Antoine

Hi
there is no direct way to get elements by class name.
but you can access the class name attribute using dom api:
take help of following example:

<html>
<head>
<script>
 function clickMe()
 {
	var aElems=document.getElementsByTagName('a');
	var href=aElems[0].getAttribute('href');
	alert('href='+href);
 }
</script>
</head>
<body>
 <a href="javascript:clickMe();">click</a>
</body>
</html>

as i have done for href you can do with class. Right !!!

Just add an id, and get the element that way.

Just add an id, and get the element that way.

Hi,

Actually, I am trying to parse messages from my Yahoo forum into my access 2003 database and yahoo works in a way that only allows for classes to id what you want. That's why I need to understand the DOM and figure a way through it...

Thank you:)

Antoine

The problem with class is that it can appear in multiple tags. That's why I use it for my color palette.

Is there some way you can use class, not to identify the tag, but to hide the identifying info from display?

Hi,

I don't know. It seems the class names are unique for what I am looking for so I should be good. However I still haven't found a way to parse a document in the way I need:

ex: find.class(TD)
if class="ygrp-title-name" then

Hope somebody can share a light... :)

Thank you,

Antoine

var thisClass = this.className;

I know less than nothing about javascript, but this works for me within a click function in jQuery.