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  1. #1
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    Link to Tab on an External Page

    Hey there folks!

    Thanks in advance for the wonderful assistance and guidance you're always willing to provide!

    I have a tabbed layout scripted as such:

    Code:
    <div id="tabbedBox1" class="tabbedBox">
    	<div class="tabbedArea">
    	<ul class="tabs">
    		<li><a id="tab_1" class="active" href="javascript:tabSwitch (1, 3, 'tab_', 'stuff_');">Tab 1</a></li>
    		<li><a id="tab_2" href="javascript:tabSwitch (2, 3, 'tab_', 'stuff_');">Tab 2</a></li>
    		<li><a id="tab_3" href="javascript:tabSwitch (3, 3, 'tab_', 'stuff_');">Tab 3</a></li>
    	</ul>
    
    		<div id="stuff_1" class="stuff">
    		One Tab.
    		</div>
    
    		<div id="stuff_2" class="stuff">
    		Two Tabs!!
    		</div>
    
    		<div id="stuff_3" class="stuff">
    		Four Tabs!!!! Wait...
    		</div>
    
    	</div>
    </div>
    And the Javascript automating the selection of tabs:

    Code:
    <script type="text/javascript">
    function tabSwitch(active, number, tab_prefix, stuff_prefix) {
    for (var i=1; i < number+1; i++) {
    document.getElementById(stuff_prefix+i).style.display='none';
    document.getElementById(tab_prefix+i).className='';
    }
    document.getElementById(stuff_prefix+active).style.display='block';
    document.getElementById(tab_prefix+active).className='active';
    };
    </script>
    <script type="text/javascript">
    My issue is, when I attempt to link toŚlet's sayŚtab 2 using #tab_2 in the link and having another script select based on a search for the hash, it merely highlights the tab and doesn't make the content active/displayed.

    If you'd like to see some of the options I've tried, I'd be happy to post it. Thanks again!!!

    Sincerely,
    A Bunch of Baby Ducks

  2. #2
    Join Date
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    Location
    TX
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    Consider this...
    Code:
    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html lang="en">
    <head>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <title> QueryTab </title>
    </head>
    <body>
    <div id="tabbedBox1" class="tabbedBox">
      <div class="tabbedArea">
        <ul class="tabs">
          <li><a id="tab_1" class="active" href="javascript:tabSwitch (1, 3, 'tab_', 'stuff_');">Tab 1</a></li>
          <li><a id="tab_2" href="javascript:tabSwitch (2, 3, 'tab_', 'stuff_');">Tab 2</a></li>
          <li><a id="tab_3" href="javascript:tabSwitch (3, 3, 'tab_', 'stuff_');">Tab 3</a></li>
        </ul>
      <div id="stuff_1" class="stuff">    One Tab.  </div>
      <div id="stuff_2" class="stuff">    Two Tabs!!  </div>
      <div id="stuff_3" class="stuff">    Four Tabs!!!! Wait...  </div>
      </div>
    </div>
    
    <script type="text/javascript">
    // From: http://www.webdeveloper.com/forum/showthread.php?274285-Link-to-Tab-on-an-External-Page
    
    function tabSwitch(active, number, tab_prefix, stuff_prefix) {
      for (var i=1; i < number+1; i++) {
        document.getElementById(stuff_prefix+i).style.display='none';
        document.getElementById(tab_prefix+i).className='';
      }
      document.getElementById(stuff_prefix+active).style.display='block';
      document.getElementById(tab_prefix+active).className='active';
    };
    
    // Following from: http://javascript.about.com/library/blqs1.htm
    var qsParm = new Array();
    function qs() {
      var query = window.location.search.substring(1);
      var parms = query.split('&');
      for (var i=0; i<parms.length; i++) {
        var pos = parms[i].indexOf('=');
        if (pos > 0) {
          var key = parms[i].substring(0,pos);
          var val = parms[i].substring(pos+1);
          qsParm[key] = val;
        }
      }
    } 
    
    window.onload = function() {
     qsParm['tab'] = null;
     qs();                                // script called by "filename.html" or "filename.html?tab=3"
     var tabInfo = qsParm['tab'];
     if (tabInfo == undefined) { tabSwitch( 1, 3, 'tab_', 'stuff_'); }
                          else { tabSwitch( tabInfo, 3, 'tab_', 'stuff_'); }
    }
    </script>
    
    </body>
    </html>
    Call the program using either
    "filename.html" <-- default
    or "filename.html?tab=3" <-- example to display tab 3

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