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Javascript - Access By URL: show layer of hidden content only when on certain URL

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I hope somebody can help me I have been at this for hours. I am new to JavaScript.

I need a script to show a layer of hidden content only when on a certain URL. I have searched and found nothing, is this possible to do ?

Example: = content = hidden = content = show

(The content is basically a table of text)

I did find the following script (below) which pulls the current URL from the browser. but have no clue how to do this

<script language="JavaScript">
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  1.         var URL = unescape(location.href)    // get current URL in plain ASCII
  2.     var xstart = URL.lastIndexOf("") + 1
  3.     var xend = URL.length
  4.     var hereName = URL.substring(xstart,xend)
  5.     var herePath = URL.substring(0,xstart)
  6.     document.write("The name of the current file is: " + hereName)
  7.     document.write("The path of the current file is: " + herePath)

Any help would be great!
May 7 '06 #1
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The solution is a bit simpler in php, and it seems that is what the extension of the pages is anyway.

Try putting the table html in a separate file named, say, "". Then add the following bit of code in place of the table in the main file:

[PHP]<?php if($_GET['content'] == "hidden") include ""; ?>[/PHP]

There are numerous ways to do this, but this is probably the simpest and most straightforward (coming from someone who loves PHP, of course).

The extension of the index file must be .php for this to work. Then the url will show the content and everything else won't.

I hope this helps.

May 7 '06 #2

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Can also be done with JavaScript. Use to get the search string. If it equals "?2", show the content, e.g.
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  1. var search =;
  2. if (search == "?2") {
  3.     var layer = document.getElementById("layer"); // replace 'layer' with id of layer.
  4. = "block";
  5. }
Call this onload.
Jun 22 '08 #3

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