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Hi all I a complete beginner when it come to using HTML code so please help me out!

All I want to do is create a link in my document that will add my page to the browers' favorites list. What I have created is a Roll-Over image in Dreamweaver 8, which is placed is a layout table. I know that the code to put the page into the favorites folder is [HTML]onclick='window .external.AddFa vorite(location .href,document. title)[/HTML] however I don't know where to fit it into my code... Here's what I have...

[HTML] <td height="28" colspan="2" valign="top"><a href="#" onmouseout="MM_ swapImgRestore( )" onmouseover="MM _swapImage('Add toFav','','imag es/frontpageALT_04 .gif',1)"><img src="images/frontpage_04.gi f" name="AddtoFav" width="98" height="28" border="0" id="AddtoFav" /></a><a onmouseover="MM _swapImage('Add toFav','','imag es/frontpageALT_04 .gif',1)" onmouseout="MM_ swapImgRestore( )"></a></td>
<td colspan="5" valign="top"><i mg src="images/frontpage_05.gi f" width="413" height="28" /></td>[/HTML]

Thanks in advance for your help!

EDIT: Typo fixed
Sep 4 '07 #1
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Hi Cob,

Welcome to TSDN...

To add the script functionality you would just put what you have within the anchor element that you want it to be linked to:

<a href="..." onclick="javasc ript"></a>
Secondly there is not standard way to add bookmarks, the script that you have is IE specific so if a user of any other browser clicked the link then script would not execute. A javascript function that works on IE and FireFox (sorry, haven't found the methods for other browsers at the moment) is:

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  1. function bookmark(){
  2.     var $title=document.title;
  3.     var $url=self.location.href;
  5.     if (window.sidebar){
  6.       window.sidebar.addPanel($title, $url,"");
  7.     } else if( document.all ){
  8.       window.external.AddFavorite( $url, $title);
  9.     } else {
  10.       alert("Sorry, your browser does not support this function. \n Please add the bookmark manually.");
  11.     }
  12.     return false;
  13. }
The onclick attribute of your anchor would then call this function:

<a href="#" onclick="return bookmark();"></a>
Sep 4 '07 #2
2 New Member
Thank you for this, it works perfectly and I certainly had no chance of getting there myself!
Sep 4 '07 #3

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