Javascript Essentials Part 2

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Switch content 2 – FF1+ IE5+

Head section
<script type="text/javascript">
var enablepersist="on" //Enable saving state of content structure using session cookies? (on/off)
var collapseprevious="no" //Collapse previously open content when opening present? (yes/no)
var contractsymbol='- ' //HTML for contract symbol. For image, use: <img src="whatever.gif">
var expandsymbol='+ ' //HTML for expand symbol.
if (document.getElementById){
document.write('<style type="text/css">')
document.write('.switchcontent{display:none;}')
document.write('</style>')
}
function getElementbyClass(rootobj, classname){
var temparray=new Array()
var inc=0
var rootlength=rootobj.length
for (i=0; i<rootlength; i++){
if (rootobj[i].className==classname)
temparray[inc++]=rootobj[i]
}
return temparray
}
function sweeptoggle(ec){
var thestate=(ec=="expand")? "block" : "none"
var inc=0
while (ccollect[inc]){
ccollect[inc].style.display=thestate
inc++
}
revivestatus()
}
function contractcontent(omit){
var inc=0
while (ccollect[inc]){
if (ccollect[inc].id!=omit)
ccollect[inc].style.display="none"
inc++
}
}
function expandcontent(curobj, cid){
var spantags=curobj.getElementsByTagName("SPAN")
var showstateobj=getElementbyClass(spantags, "showstate")
if (ccollect.length>0){
if (collapseprevious=="yes")
contractcontent(cid)
document.getElementById(cid).style.display=(document.getElementById(cid).style.display!="block")? "block" : "none"
if (showstateobj.length>0){ //if "showstate" span exists in header
if (collapseprevious=="no")
showstateobj[0].innerHTML=(document.getElementById(cid).style.display=="block")? contractsymbol : expandsymbol
else
revivestatus()
}
}
}
function revivecontent(){
contractcontent("omitnothing")
selectedItem=getselectedItem()
selectedComponents=selectedItem.split("|")
for (i=0; i<selectedComponents.length-1; i++)
document.getElementById(selectedComponents[i]).style.display="block"
}
function revivestatus(){
var inc=0
while (statecollect[inc]){
if (ccollect[inc].style.display=="block")
statecollect[inc].innerHTML=contractsymbol
else
statecollect[inc].innerHTML=expandsymbol
inc++
}
}
function get_cookie(Name) { 
var search = Name + "="
var returnvalue = "";
if (document.cookie.length > 0) {
offset = document.cookie.indexOf(search)
if (offset != -1) { 
offset += search.length
end = document.cookie.indexOf(";", offset);
if (end == -1) end = document.cookie.length;
returnvalue=unescape(document.cookie.substring(offset, end))
}
}
return returnvalue;
}
function getselectedItem(){
if (get_cookie(window.location.pathname) != ""){
selectedItem=get_cookie(window.location.pathname)
return selectedItem
}
else
return ""
}
function saveswitchstate(){
var inc=0, selectedItem=""
while (ccollect[inc]){
if (ccollect[inc].style.display=="block")
selectedItem+=ccollect[inc].id+"|"
inc++
}
document.cookie=window.location.pathname+"="+selectedItem
}
function do_onload(){
uniqueidn=window.location.pathname+"firsttimeload"
var alltags=document.all? document.all : document.getElementsByTagName("*")
ccollect=getElementbyClass(alltags, "switchcontent")
statecollect=getElementbyClass(alltags, "showstate")
if (enablepersist=="on" && ccollect.length>0){
document.cookie=(get_cookie(uniqueidn)=="")? uniqueidn+"=1" : uniqueidn+"=0" 
firsttimeload=(get_cookie(uniqueidn)==1)? 1 : 0 //check if this is 1st page load
if (!firsttimeload)
revivecontent()
}
if (ccollect.length>0 && statecollect.length>0)
revivestatus()
}
if (window.addEventListener)
window.addEventListener("load", do_onload, false)
else if (window.attachEvent)
window.attachEvent("onload", do_onload)
else if (document.getElementById)
window.onload=do_onload if (enablepersist=="on" && document.getElementById)
window.onunload=saveswitchstate
</script>
Body section
<!--Optional Expand/ Contact All links. Remove if desired-->
<div><a href="javascript:sweeptoggle('contract')">Contract All</a> | <a href="javascript:sweeptoggle('expand')">Expand All</a></div>
<h3 onClick="expandcontent(this, 'sc1')" style="cursor:hand; cursor:pointer"><span class="showstate"></span>What is JavaScript?</h3>
<div id="sc1" class="switchcontent">
JavaScript is a scripting language originally developed by Netscape to add interactivity and power to web documents. It is purely client side, and runs completely on the client's browser and computer.
</div>
<h3 onClick="expandcontent(this, 'sc2')" style="cursor:hand; cursor:pointer"><span class="showstate"></span>Difference betwen Java & JavaScript?</h3>
<div id="sc2" class="switchcontent">
Java is completely different from JavaScript- the former is a compiled language while the later is a scripting language.
</div>
<h3 onClick="expandcontent(this, 'sc3')" style="cursor:hand; cursor:pointer"><span class="showstate"></span>What is DHTML?</h3>
<div id="sc3" class="switchcontent">
DHTML is the embodiment of a combination of technologies- JavaScript, CSS, and HTML. Through them a new level of interactivity is possible for the end user experience.
</div>

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