[development] php and js in a programmatic block

Victor Kane victorkane at gmail.com
Sun Nov 28 19:43:18 UTC 2010

I realize now that I don't know whether I'm coming or going...

Excellent the distinction between server side and client side, would be good
to do a little drawing showing the order in which things get executed and
the params passed (interaction diagram or sequence diagram).


On Sun, Nov 28, 2010 at 4:00 PM, Earl Miles <merlin at logrus.com> wrote:

> On 11/28/2010 9:17 AM, jeff at ayendesigns.com wrote:
> > <script type="text/javascript"
> > src="http://www.mydomain.com/test.js"></script>
> > <script type="text/javascript">
> >   var settings = Drupal.settings.mymodule;
> >   myfunction(settings.name,settings.total);
> > </script>
> The problem is likely order of code running. Settings won't have been
> read in yet. You need to use jquery's s ready() function. IMO you should
> put this directly into your test.js file and not embed inline javascript
> at all. If your javascript is going to do a .write() or something, you
> are best off using a <div> that will be replaced. So at the bottom of
> your test.js, something like this:
> // $(function() { }) is a synonym for $.ready().
> // This ensures that the code is not executed until the page is rendered.
> $(function() {
>   var settings = Drupal.settings.mymodule;
>  myfunction(settings.name,settings.total);
> });
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