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Simons Hood
Simons Hood

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Posted on    August-19-2013 7:43 AM

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I am using javascript and ajax to load in my content onto my div which is all working OK. But at the moment it's kind of static and a bit ugly. 

I am trying to get it to fade in and out so when a new tab is clicked the previous one will fade out then the new one will fade in. 

I have found the syntax to use is $(selector).fadeIn(speed,callback) but I can't figure out where to add this as everywhere I have read says add it after your click function but my code doesn't have that. 

    var bustcachevar=1 //bust potential caching of external pages after initial request? (1=yes, 0=no)

    var loadedobjects=""

    var rootdomain="http://"+window.location.hostname

    var bustcacheparameter="" 

    function ajaxpage(url, containerid){

    var page_request = false

    document.getElementById(containerid).style.display = 'none';

    if (window.XMLHttpRequest) // if Mozilla, Safari etc

    page_request = new XMLHttpRequest()

    else if (window.ActiveXObject){ // if IE

    try {

    page_request = new ActiveXObject("Msxml2.XMLHTTP")


    catch (e){


    page_request = new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP")


    catch (e){}




    return false


    loadpage(page_request, containerid)


    if (bustcachevar) //if bust caching of external page

    bustcacheparameter=(url.indexOf("?")!=-1)? "&"+new Date().getTime() : "?"+new Date().getTime()

    page_request.open('GET', url+bustcacheparameter, true)



    function loadpage(page_request, containerid){

        if (page_request.readyState == 4 && (page_request.status==200 || window.location.href.indexOf("http")==-1)) {


            document.getElementById(containerid).style.display = 'block';



    function loadobjs(){

    if (!document.getElementById)


    for (i=0; i<arguments.length; i++){

    var file=arguments[i]

    var fileref=""

    if (loadedobjects.indexOf(file)==-1){ //Check to see if this object has not already been added to page before proceeding

    if (file.indexOf(".js")!=-1){ //If object is a js file



    fileref.setAttribute("src", file);


    else if (file.indexOf(".css")!=-1){ //If object is a css file


    fileref.setAttribute("rel", "stylesheet");

    fileref.setAttribute("type", "text/css");

    fileref.setAttribute("href", file);



    if (fileref!=""){


    loadedobjects+=file+" " //Remember this object as being already added to page




thanks in advance!

shreesh chandra shukla
shreesh chandra shukla

Total Post:105

Posted on    August-19-2013 8:08 AM


I would use JQuery to simply your AJAX code. It also has native functionality for doing fade in and out.

Here's an example

function ajaxpage(url, containerid){

   $.get(url, function(response) {

      $('#'+containerid).fadeOut('slow', function() {






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