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  1. #1
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    Is it possible to return three words inline with this script?

    I wanted to modify a script to return a three letter "sentence" when the page loads and ideally inline rather than as part of a form.

    I found the code below written by Paul McFeddries http://www.mcfedries.com/javascript/randomwords.asp which I've fiddled around with, and am continuing to fiddle with, but aren't having much luck in figuring it out.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    <html>
    <head><SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript">
    <!--
    // Use the following variable to specify
    // the number of random words
    var NumberOfWords = 28

    var words = new BuildArray(NumberOfWords)

    // Use the following variables to
    // define your random words:
    words[1] = "czarevitch"
    words[2] = "brightwork"
    words[3] = "verkrampte"
    words[4] = "protectrix"
    words[5] = "nudibranch"
    words[6] = "grandchild"
    words[7] = "newfangled"
    words[8] = "flugelhorn"
    words[9] = "mythologer"
    words[10] = "pluperfect"
    words[11] = "jellygraph"
    words[12] = "quickthorn"
    words[13] = "rottweiler"
    words[14] = "technician"
    words[15] = "cowpuncher"
    words[16] = "middlebrow"
    words[17] = "jackhammer"
    words[18] = "triphthong"
    words[19] = "wunderkind"
    words[20] = "dazzlement"
    words[21] = "jabberwock"
    words[22] = "witchcraft"
    words[23] = "pawnbroker"
    words[24] = "thumbprint"
    words[25] = "motorcycle"
    words[26] = "cryptogram"
    words[27] = "torchlight"
    words[28] = "bankruptcy"

    function BuildArray(size){
    this.length = size
    for (var i = 1; i <= size; i++){
    this[i] = null}
    return this
    }

    function PickRandomWord(frm) {
    // Generate a random number between 1 and NumberOfWords
    var rnd = Math.ceil(Math.random() * NumberOfWords)

    // Display the word inside the text box
    frm.WordBox.value = words[rnd]
    }
    //-->
    </SCRIPT>
    </head>
    <body>
    <FORM NAME="WordForm">
    <INPUT TYPE=TEXT SIZE=20 NAME="WordBox"><BR>
    <INPUT TYPE=BUTTON onLoad="PickRandomWord(document.WordForm)"
    VALUE="Click Here to Get a Random Word">
    </FORM>
    </body>
    </html>

  2. #2
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    That old script can be simplified a bit...
    Code:
    <html>
    <head>
    <SCRIPT type="text/javascript"> // LANGUAGE="JavaScript" archiac form
    
    // Use the following to define your random words:
    var words = [
       "czarevitch", "brightwork", "verkrampte", "protectrix", "nudibranch",
       "grandchild", "newfangled", "flugelhorn", "mythologer", "pluperfect",
       "jellygraph", "quickthorn", "rottweiler", "technician", "cowpuncher",
       "middlebrow", "jackhammer", "triphthong", "wunderkind", "dazzlement",
       "jabberwock", "witchcraft", "pawnbroker", "thumbprint", "motorcycle",
       "cryptogram", "torchlight", "bankruptcy"
    ];
    // Use the following variable to specify the number of random words
    var NumberOfWords = words.length;
    
    function PickRandomWord() {
    // Generate a random number between 1 and NumberOfWords
      var rnd = Math.floor(Math.random() * NumberOfWords)
      return words[rnd]
    }
    function GetRandomWords(cnt) {
      var str = '';
      for (var i=0; i<cnt; i++) { str += PickRandomWord()+' '; }
      return str;
    }
    </SCRIPT>
    </head>
    <body>
    <INPUT TYPE=TEXT SIZE=40 id="WordBox"><BR>
    <INPUT TYPE=BUTTON onclick="document.getElementById('WordBox').value=GetRandomWords(3)" VALUE="Click here to get random words">
    </body>
    </html>
    Note: Does not check for repeated words, but that's just because of your design.

  3. #3
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    Thanks. That works perfectly.

    Is it also possible to make it just produce the three words automatically without clicking a button and have it just deposit itin a line rather than a form?

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    Yes, call the function with "onload()"

    I'm not sure I understand your 2nd comment.
    There is not a <form> tag to be seen in the code (???)

    While waiting for a response made some modifications...
    Code:
    <html>
    <head>
    <style type="text/css">
    #WordBox { background-Color:orange; width:25%; float:right; text-align:center; }
    </style>
    </head>
    <body>
    <div id="WordBox"></div>
    Additional displays
    <SCRIPT type="text/javascript"> // LANGUAGE="JavaScript" archiac form
    
    // Use the following to define your random words:
    var words = [
       "czarevitch", "brightwork", "verkrampte", "protectrix", "nudibranch",
       "grandchild", "newfangled", "flugelhorn", "mythologer", "pluperfect",
       "jellygraph", "quickthorn", "rottweiler", "technician", "cowpuncher",
       "middlebrow", "jackhammer", "triphthong", "wunderkind", "dazzlement",
       "jabberwock", "witchcraft", "pawnbroker", "thumbprint", "motorcycle",
       "cryptogram", "torchlight", "bankruptcy"
    ];
    // Use the following variable to specify the number of random words
    var NumberOfWords = words.length;
    
    function PickRandomWord() {
    // Generate a random number between 1 and NumberOfWords
      var rnd = Math.floor(Math.random() * NumberOfWords)
      return words[rnd]
    }
    function GetRandomWords(cnt) {
      var str = '';
      for (var i=0; i<cnt; i++) { str += PickRandomWord()+' '; }
      document.getElementById('WordBox').innerHTML=str;
      return str;
    }
    window.onload = function() {
      GetRandomWords(3);
      var t = setInterval('GetRandomWords(3)',5000);
    }
    </SCRIPT>
    </body>
    </html>
    Last edited by JMRKER; 02-09-2013 at 07:09 PM.

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