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  1. #1
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    interactive css selector with javascript

    i hope someone can help me with this problem. the idea was to allow users to toggle between css and non css versions of the site using radio buttons. even with limited js experience i thought it would be easy... here's the code, i'll tell you the weird results in a bit.

    (in the head section)
    <script type="text/javascript" language="javascript">
    var rego;
    function init() {
    rego = 1;
    function toggleTextOnly() {
    rego = document.toggle.reg.value;
    if(rego == 1) {
    if(document.layers){ // Netscape 4.x
    document.write("<link rel='stylesheet' href='css/N4_style.css' type='text/css' />");
    else if(document.all || document.getElementById) { // IE and Netscape 6
    document.write("<link rel='stylesheet' href='css/style.css' type='text/css' />");

    (in the body section)
    <body onLoad="init()" />

    (the form)
    <form name="toggle" method="post" action="index.php" onSubmit="toggleTextOnly()" />
    <input type="hidden" name="message" />
    <input type="radio" name="reg" value="1" />
    <input type="radio" name="reg" value="0" />
    <input type="submit" value="go" />

    now what happens is that in iexplorer all i get is the stylesheet - no html
    in firefox all i get is the non stylesheet version.
    i think i am going blind for looking for the bug.
    please help someone!

  2. #2
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    Sorry to be blunt, but that code is garbage. You can't use document.write after the page has finished loading, document.toggle.reg does not have a value and your toggleTextOnly function doesn't do anything useful. And if you still need a separate stylesheet for Netscape 4, use the good old @import hack.

    Here's some rough code to get you started:
    body { background-color: red; font-size: 300%; }
    function toggleTextOnly() {
        if (!document.styleSheets || !document.styleSheets[0])
        var newDisabledStatus = !document.styleSheets[0].disabled;
        for (var i=0; i < document.styleSheets.length; ++i) {
    	document.styleSheets[i].disabled = newDisabledStatus;
    <button type="button" onclick="toggleTextOnly()">Toggle stylesheets</button>
    <p>Stylesheets test


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