Asked  7 Months ago    Answers:  5   Viewed   34 times

Is there a way to check if JavaScript is enabled with PHP? If so, how?



No, that is not possible, because PHP is a server side language, it does not access the client's browser in any way or form (the client requests from the PHP server).

The client may provide some meta info through HTTP headers, but they don't necessarily tell you whether the user has JavaScript enabled or not and you can't rely on them anyway,

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
answered 7 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 7 Months ago

IDs must be unique in your document, meaning that you shouldn't do this:

<input type="checkbox" name="chk[]" id="chk[]" value="Apples" />
<input type="checkbox" name="chk[]" id="chk[]" value="Bananas" />

Instead, drop the ID, and then select them by name, or by a containing element:

<fieldset id="checkArray">
    <input type="checkbox" name="chk[]" value="Apples" />

    <input type="checkbox" name="chk[]" value="Bananas" />

And now the jQuery:

var atLeastOneIsChecked = $('#checkArray:checkbox:checked').length > 0;
//there should be no space between identifier and selector

// or, without the container:

var atLeastOneIsChecked = $('input[name="chk[]"]:checked').length > 0;
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
answered 5 Months ago

You can detect it, but it isn't pretty.

First, you need a new controller with an action that updates a timeout in the session:

class JavascriptController < ApplicationController
  def confirm
    session[:javascript_updated] =

Next you need to include a javascript action in all your pages so this controller action is called on each page load. The easiest way is to include it on a "javascript-confirm.js" file included in your layout (on this particular example I used Prototype's Ajax.Request, so you need to have it included on your javascripts, too):

function confirmJavascript()
    // Assuming you are using Prototype
    new Ajax.Request('/JavascriptController/confirm');

setInterval(myTimeoutFunction, 10000); // invoke each 10 seconds

This will invoke the confirm action in all your page views. Finally, you have to control how much time did it pass since your last confirmation in your application controller.

class ApplicationController < ActionController::Base


before_filter :prepare_javascript_test

def prepare_javascript_test
  if (session[:javascript_updated].blank? or - session[:javascript_updated] > ApplicationController::JAVASCRIPT_TIME_LIMIT)
    @javascript_active = true
    @javascript_active = false


You will now have a variable called @javascript_active in all your controllers.

It should work even when the user activates/deactivates javascript, with a precision of 10 seconds. It might not work if some of your pages take longer than 10 pages to load (i.e. with lots of images). Increase the time limit in that case (on applicationcontroller and your javascript)

Disclaimer: I haven't tested this code, some bugs might be lurking - but it should point you on the right direction.

Friday, July 30, 2021
answered 3 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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