Asked  8 Months ago    Answers:  5   Viewed   54 times

I am trying to create a site where someone can create an "item" and the database will store an id and php generates a url for that id. So next time when the person comes back with that url it will remember the person's settings (variables). Now the problem is that in my site javascript need to know these variables.

So what is the best solution for this? passing the variables in the superglobal "GET" or maybe cookies? Or is there a better way to pass these variables to javascript?



just use php to print some dynamic javascript

var myVar = "<?php echo json_encode($_COOKIE['somevalue']);?>";
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
answered 8 Months ago

No, it doesn't have one. For this reason most popular libraries come with one in their utility packages. Check out jQuery's inArray and Prototype's Array.indexOf for examples.

jQuery's implementation of it is as simple as you might expect:

function inArray(needle, haystack) {
    var length = haystack.length;
    for(var i = 0; i < length; i++) {
        if(haystack[i] == needle) return true;
    return false;

If you are dealing with a sane amount of array elements the above will do the trick nicely.

EDIT: Whoops. I didn't even notice you wanted to see if an array was inside another. According to the PHP documentation this is the expected behavior of PHP's in_array:

$a = array(array('p', 'h'), array('p', 'r'), 'o');

if (in_array(array('p', 'h'), $a)) {
    echo "'ph' was foundn";

if (in_array(array('f', 'i'), $a)) {
    echo "'fi' was foundn";

if (in_array('o', $a)) {
    echo "'o' was foundn";

// Output:
//  'ph' was found
//  'o' was found

The code posted by Chris and Alex does not follow this behavior. Alex's is the official version of Prototype's indexOf, and Chris's is more like PHP's array_intersect. This does what you want:

function arrayCompare(a1, a2) {
    if (a1.length != a2.length) return false;
    var length = a2.length;
    for (var i = 0; i < length; i++) {
        if (a1[i] !== a2[i]) return false;
    return true;

function inArray(needle, haystack) {
    var length = haystack.length;
    for(var i = 0; i < length; i++) {
        if(typeof haystack[i] == 'object') {
            if(arrayCompare(haystack[i], needle)) return true;
        } else {
            if(haystack[i] == needle) return true;
    return false;

And this my test of the above on it:

var a = [['p','h'],['p','r'],'o'];
if(inArray(['p','h'], a)) {
    alert('ph was found');
if(inArray(['f','i'], a)) {
    alert('fi was found');
if(inArray('o', a)) {
    alert('o was found');
// Results:
//   alerts 'ph' was found
//   alerts 'o' was found

Note that I intentionally did not extend the Array prototype as it is generally a bad idea to do so.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
answered 8 Months ago

Just populate your global data structure directly rather than passing it through a JavaScript function. You are likely running into a variable scope problem since you are allocating memory in addEmployee.


print "details[details.length] = new Array('$id1', '$name1', '$salary1');n";
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
answered 8 Months ago

The mobiusklein answers is pretty good, but there is "hack" you should consider. Define your Javascript method to receive params and send data as params to your function.

def hello():
    data = {'username': 'Pang', 'site': ''}
    return render_template('settings.html', data=data)


function myFunc(vars) {
    return vars


         <script type="text/javascript" {{ url_for('static', filename='app.js')}}></script>
         <script type="text/javascript">
            myVar = myFunc({{vars|tojson}})
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
answered 5 Months ago

You can switch the version here:

1. Press CTRL+ALT+S

2 Search for JavaScript & click the select field. and then select ECMAScript 6

View image.

Sunday, August 22, 2021
RajaReddy PolamReddy
answered 2 Months ago
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