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Get text from textarea in another page

Hi, web noobie here and I have a question that seem to have a simple answer but that I cannot figure out.


So I have index.htm and main.htm


In the main.htm, I have textarea and I want to get the text from that textarea to process it from index.htm. How can I do this?

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Re: Get text from textarea in another page

Using different HTML pages is not recommended in apps at all...

Anyhow: how do you switch between these pages?


If you accomplish this via a regular link (<a>) it'll be a really dirty hack.



could be your helper.


Let JavaScript rewrite that link from <a href="main.htm">test</a> to <a href="main.html#TextHere">test</a> where TextHere is the content of your TextArea.


In your main.html you can check for that hash for example with the following code:

  if(window.location.hash) {
      var hash = window.location.hash.substring(1);
      alert (hash);
  } else {
      // No hash found


I can't guarantee that WebWorks fully supports window.location.hash, but this might be your only choice when using regular links...

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