Hi all.

I basically need to know how to get a link's href value using the getelementbytagname code and storing that value in a variable so it can be used later in the same function.

Thanks,

Max

Hi,

If you need to handle all links on the page this way, then use something like this ...

window.onload = function () { // wait until the page is loaded
  var links = document.getElementsByTagName('a');
  for ( var i = 0; i < links.length; i ++ ) {
    link.item(i).onlick = function () {
      // store the href of link on click here
      alert( this.href ); // or alert( this.getAttribute('href'); // more proper
    };
  }
};

If you just need one links href when it is clicked then something like this ...

window.onload = function () { // wait until the page is loaded
  var link = document.getElementById('one_link');
  link.item(i).onlick = function () {
    // store the href of link on click here
    alert( this.href ); // or alert( this.getAttribute('href'); // more proper
  };
};
</script>
</head>
<body>
<a id="one_link" href="some_page.html">One Link</a>

... more stuff ...

There are other approaches as well, but this is a pretty standard way to do it.

Cheers

Right, using it later in the same function ... easy enough

var active_href = this; // from above code.

Let me know if this is not what you meant or have any questions about this.

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