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Inherit Background from previous page

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Is it posssible to inherit the previous pages (parent pages)
background image? Is there a script out there I could look at? Thanks
Jul 20 '05 #1
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Grant Wagner <gw*****@agricoreunited.com> wrote in message news:<3F***************@agricoreunited.com>...
erik wrote:
Is it posssible to inherit the previous pages (parent pages)
background image? Is there a script out there I could look at? Thanks


The browser has no way of knowing what the background image of the
previous page was. If you want to use the same background image, you'll
have to set a cookie with the background image name and read it on each
page, or pass the image name around on the URL.


Not entirly true. I've got what the OP dscribes to work without
cookies or passing in the url.
I've only tested it in mozilla 1.4 and I wouldn't like to comment on
the 'goodness' of the method though :)

I found part of the answer here -

http://www.codebelly.com/javascript/...agechange.html

If you use the [depricated] background attribute of the body tag to
specify the image you can change/reference it with javascript. (I
can't get it to work with body background images defined with css
though.)

In the opened window call the following line of javascript with an
onload on the body tag

document.body.background=opener.document.body.back ground

mike.
Jul 20 '05 #2

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Not sure I see the point of doing this.

Why not just set up the background-image property in a stylesheet like...

body { background-image:URL("bg1.gif"); }
body.specific { background-image:URL("bg2.gif"); }

Then refer to that from your web pages

<body class="specific"> which will pick up the bg2.gif background.
<body> will pick up the bg1.gif background.

I can see no conceivable purpose for inheriting the background from the
previous page, just use CSS.

Peter.

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Grant Wagner <gw*****@agricoreunited.com> wrote in message

news:<3F***************@agricoreunited.com>...
erik wrote:
Is it posssible to inherit the previous pages (parent pages)
background image? Is there a script out there I could look at? Thanks


The browser has no way of knowing what the background image of the
previous page was. If you want to use the same background image, you'll
have to set a cookie with the background image name and read it on each
page, or pass the image name around on the URL.


Not entirly true. I've got what the OP dscribes to work without
cookies or passing in the url.
I've only tested it in mozilla 1.4 and I wouldn't like to comment on
the 'goodness' of the method though :)

I found part of the answer here -

http://www.codebelly.com/javascript/...agechange.html

If you use the [depricated] background attribute of the body tag to
specify the image you can change/reference it with javascript. (I
can't get it to work with body background images defined with css
though.)

In the opened window call the following line of javascript with an
onload on the body tag

document.body.background=opener.document.body.back ground

mike.

Jul 20 '05 #3

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mike wrote:
Grant Wagner <gw*****@agricoreunited.com> wrote in message news:<3F***************@agricoreunited.com>...
erik wrote:
Is it posssible to inherit the previous pages (parent pages)
background image? Is there a script out there I could look at? Thanks


The browser has no way of knowing what the background image of the
previous page was. If you want to use the same background image, you'll
have to set a cookie with the background image name and read it on each
page, or pass the image name around on the URL.


Not entirly true. I've got what the OP dscribes to work without
cookies or passing in the url.
I've only tested it in mozilla 1.4 and I wouldn't like to comment on
the 'goodness' of the method though :)

I found part of the answer here -

http://www.codebelly.com/javascript/...agechange.html

If you use the [depricated] background attribute of the body tag to
specify the image you can change/reference it with javascript. (I
can't get it to work with body background images defined with css
though.)

In the opened window call the following line of javascript with an
onload on the body tag

document.body.background=opener.document.body.back ground

mike.


What you have done is open a new window and accessed the opener's background attribute. This is "inheriting"
the background image from a previous page. If that is what what the OP meant by "parent" page then sure, he
could jury rig the setup like this:

In Internet Explorer use:

<style type="text/css">
body { background-image:URL("3dblocks.gif"); }
</style>
<body>
<script type="text/javascript">
var w = window.open('about:blank');
w.document.body.style.backgroundImage = document.body.currentStyle.backgroundImage;
</script>

And in Mozilla you would use:

w.document.body.style.backgroundImage = document.defaultView.getComputedStyle(document.bod y,
"").backgroundImage;

Note that on a web site, both pages would have to come from the same domain for this to work, you can't
specify the backgroundImage for a page loaded in a new window which isn't from your domain.

Of course, the standard way to handle this is define the background image in one place, then specify:

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="/path/to/file.css" />

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| Grant Wagner <gw*****@agricoreunited.com>

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* Netscape 6/7 DOM Reference available at:
* http://www.mozilla.org/docs/dom/domref/
* Tips for upgrading JavaScript for Netscape 6/7 and Mozilla
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Jul 20 '05 #4

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Thats exactly what I ment - thanks Ill have to give this a whirl

Erik
Jul 20 '05 #5

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