You can sort of do what you want in a cross-browser fashion. Kind of.
Create a new bookmark in the links toolbar on your browser with the
following code as the url:
(that should be all on one line!)
Now, highlight some text on your page, hit the link you created in your
toolbar and up will pop a new window with your selection in the URL.
Oh, all this ripped from the b2 "blog this" popup code by someone else,
it should work but I haven't tested it.
Peter Flynn wrote:
> I need to know if it is possible to write a JS function which will
> send a user-highlighted text string from a Web page as the argument
> of a script URL. That is, the user double-clicks an arbitrary word
> (not a link) and a menu drops down out of nowhere and the user
> clicks 'Send' and the JS invokes a new page to
>http://blah/cgi-bin/foo?text=thestring>> I have very conflicting reports on whether this is actually possible
> and I can't find a response from anyone authoritative.
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