Tip

Control twisty URLs in embedded views

When using an embedded view that has collapsed columns, Domino creates the twisties for the expand/collapse URL links. If your Web form for the embedded view requires parameters, then these twisties can negatively affect your Web page, because the parameters are not included.

Use the following code in the FORM onLoad event to traverse through the document.links array. When you find the twisties by detecting "Expand" or "Collapse" in the link, then you can append your URL parameters to the twisty links.

The following example appends "&vb=<parm data>" to the link HREF:

Code:

function modifyURLs() {

// loop through the links array and add URL parms
            var url = "";
            for(i=0; i<document.links.length; i++) {
                        url = document.links[i].href;
                        if (url.indexOf("Expand")>0 || url.indexOf
("Collapse")>0) {  // twisties
                        document.links[i].href += "&vb=" + 
document.forms[0].loadedVB.value;  // parm data
                        }                                   
            }
}

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This was first published in February 2005

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