Almost certainly you are seeing the results of a toString() method
kicking in for the objects (or similar).

Try ...

alert("links[0]:" + links[0].id + ':' + links[0].href);

Richard Quadling.

2009/3/20 tkane2000 <tkthomp...@gmail.com>:
>
> How come the $$() function returns the value of the href when
> selecting an anchor tag instead of the tag itself?  ...I've had mixed
> results for this btwn FF and IE6, but it's consistant in the code
> below.  Anyone know what I'm doing wrong here or if there's a
> workaround?
>
> <div id="gallery">
>        <div class="thumb">
>                <div class="listItem">
>                        <a href="/asdfasdf/asdfsdf.jhtml" 
> class="thumbHolder">this is some
> text</a><br />
>                        <a href="/asdfasdf/asdfsdf.jhtml" 
> class="thumbHolder">this is some
> text</a><br />
>                </div>
>        </div><br />
>        <div class="thumb">
>                <div class="listItem">
>                        <a href="/asdfasdf/234234.jhtml" 
> class="thumbHolder">this is some
> text 21</a><br />
>                        <a href="/asdfasdf/234234.jhtml" 
> class="thumbHolder">this is some
> text 23</a><br />
>                </div>
>        </div>
> </div>
>
> <script type="text/javascript">
>        var links = $$('.gallery .thumb .listItem .thumbHolder');
>        alert("links[0]:" + links[0]);
> </script>
>
> >
>



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