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Changing onmousedown events?

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#1 Kris

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 09:23 PM

Not sure if my topic title was confusing enough, but I have an image that runs a function when clicked, in the function that is then run, I want to change what function is run when a different image is clicked. An example might make this a little clearer:

function swapImage(target) {
    document.getElementById("square").src = "circle.gif";
    document.getElementById("square").onmousedown = "iAm('circle')";

function iAm(desc) {
    alert("I am a "+desc);

<img src="square.gif" alt="a square" id="square" onmousedown="iAm('square');"/>
Now, the bit that doesn't work is the document.getElementById("square").onmousedown = "iAm('circle')"; - Is this possible, if so, how is it done?

Many thanks :)

#2 tomfmason

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 09:51 PM

have you tried something like this.

functon swapImage(target, image) {
  document.getElementById('square').src = 'circle.gif';
  if (document.images) {
      document[image].onmouseover = "yourfunction('target', 'image');";

I have not tried this but.. If it were a link you could do this document.links[link].yourevent = whatever.

If this works please let me know. It will be good for future information.

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#3 Kris

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 10:25 AM

Thanks for the suggestion, but I found a different way of going about it:
node.attributes["onmousedown"].value = "myFunction('Hello World')";

#4 fenway

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 09:22 PM

You could also probably use an anonymous function to call/return your function, though that might be a slight waste of resources.. but it would like nicer.
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