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I have this code:

echo "<td><a href = 'https://whatismyipaddress.com/ip-lookup' target = '_blank'>$col</a></td>";

the textbox I want to populate on the page has name attribute "LOOKUPADDRESS".  it has no id attribute.  after clicking on the link, is it possible  to fill the textbox with $col?

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1 hour ago, ajetrumpet said:

it has no id attribute

Why not?  That's the whole point in having an id attribute, to identify it easily.  Instead of having to use


you can use


To get you textarea to populate, though, you'll need to listen for the click of the anchor tag, or modify what happens when it's clicked.

<a href="#nowhere" id="anchor">Click HERE</a>
<textarea id="LOOKUPADDRESS"></textarea>
	var t = document.getElementById("LOOKUPADDRESS").innerText = "<?php echo $col; ?>";

I haven't tested any of this code, so copy and paste at your own risk.

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what's the purpose of this:

<a href="#nowhere"

am I supposed to copy that into my code literally?

I tried:

<a href="#nowhere" id="anchor">"https://whatismyipaddress.com/ip/" . $col </a>

but i'm getting an -unexpected "- and -unexpected "<" error in eclipse.

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what i want is:  https://whatismyipaddress.com/ip

and then of course $col concatenated on the end.  without $col on the end of the URL, the link takes me to:  https://whatismyipaddress.com/ip-lookup

and yes i've tested them.  what i said above happens the same way in the browser too.  e.g. - without $col on the end of the first link, it redirects to the second link.

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here's an example for you


$link1 = "<a class='LOOKUP' href='http://google.com'  target='_blank'>Site 1</a>";
$link2 = "<a class='LOOKUP' href='http://yahoo.com'  target='_blank'>Site 2</a>";

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">
<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.3.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
    $().ready( function() {
        $(".LOOKUP").click( function(event) {
            var loc = $(this).attr("href")
            var linktext = $(this).html()
            $("#mytext").append(linktext + "\n")
            window.open(loc, '_blank');
    <h3>Visited links</h3>
    <textarea rows="5" cols="35" id="mytext" ></textarea>


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is this:



this geolocation library that google offers?  it doesn't look like it.  when godaddy failed me on the geolocation extension implementation I google the issue and found some HTML code that uses the free google apis for that purpose.

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this code is from this page:  https://stackoverflow.com/questions/409999/getting-the-location-from-an-ip-address

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.google.com/jsapi"></script>
contry_code = google.loader.ClientLocation.address.country_code
city = google.loader.ClientLocation.address.city
region = google.loader.ClientLocation.address.region

will this work to capture geo data?

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