Try clicking in the boxes, and then click here to
bring things back to some semblance of normality (or click the button above).
On this page we are calling a function from a text link. As we are clicking, we don't
want to have a real link here. (And some browsers hate it when we don't put a link in). So
we have used a '#':
<a href="#" onclick="white()">click ... </a>
We call the function from HTML by using an ONCLICK event. This calls our function:
So when we click on the link we call a function called, in this case, 'white()'. The
function has one line of code (for each colour):
Java Script is case sensitive!
We tell java script that we want the document's colour to be white. Note that we write bgColor
and not bgcolor or something. HTML is not case sensitive, but java script
is. We can write BGCOLOR when we put it in the <BODY> tag, because HTML doesn't care
as long as we spell it right. We can write BgCoLoR is we want.
While the above is presently true, it is bad practice. The correct way to write the
body tag is "<body>". And the correct way to write bgColor in HTML is
"bgcolor". This makes the pages compatible with XHTML.
words. When written between <script> tags you need to write bgColor,
exactly as written!
While this code still works, a more modern way to accomplish the aims of this page is
shown in changing background color with style.
Examine the code for this page..
Next: [Changing foreground colour]