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Is there a way to run a script before the page fully loads?
Jeremy_H

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3237796 posted 12:32 am on Jan 31, 2007 (gmt 0)

Hello,

When the page opens, I'm trying to load a couple of functions. So far, this is the script I'm using:

...
<head>
...
<script type="text/javascript">
window.onload=function(){
header();
alert("test");
}
</script>
</head>
...

Unfortunately, this only operates until the page has been fully loaded. Is there a trigger I can use before the page fully loads?

I tried unsuccessfully:

...
<head>
...
<script type="text/javascript">
header();
alert("test");
</script>
</head>
...

 

ahmedtheking

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3237796 posted 12:54 am on Jan 31, 2007 (gmt 0)

Can I ask why you want to run a script before the page loads?

StupidScript

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3237796 posted 12:54 am on Jan 31, 2007 (gmt 0)

Why was that unsuccessful? Did it depend on something in the body to have loaded before it could function. You'll notice that
alert("test"); function, alone, would work fine, so it's probably something in the header() function.
mrhoo

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3237796 posted 4:47 pm on Jan 31, 2007 (gmt 0)

You can run any code you like in a script in the head of the document while the document is loading- but it stops the download until your code returns.

You can't use dom objects or methods before the page loads, and you can't call functions, like 'head()', that haven't been defined yet.

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