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Javascript: PG Code Snippet

This code snippet shows the essential PG code to include javascript in a WeBWorK question. Note that these are insertions, not a complete PG file. This code will have to be incorporated into the problem file on which you are working.

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It might be nice to include a different example than this here.

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We don't need any changes to the tagging and description or initialization sections of the WeBWorK PG file to include javascript. This particular example, however, involves an answer with units , so we have to include the parser module for that.

  ## include javascript to open units
  ##    help window
  <script language="javascript" 
  <!-- //
  function unitspopup() {
      var url = "/webwork2_files/units.html";
      var opt = "height=625,width=600,location=no," +
                "menubar=no,status=no,resizable=yes," +
  // -->

In the problem set up section we can include any javascript that is to be inserted into the header of the web page that's created by using the HEADER_TEXT function. Here, we insert in the header of the file the javascript to open a popup window to display a units crib sheet.

  Enter 3 kg: \{ ans_rule(10) \}

We can then use the function in the problem; here we include it as a link.

  ANS( NumberWithUnits("3 kg")->cmp() );

No changes are needed in the answer and solution section of the file, except any use of the javascript that one uses there. Here we don't have any changes.

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