Try this:

$('clones').observe('click',function(evt){
        var elm = evt.element();
        if(elm.id){
                //your code goes here
        }
});

Walter

On Jul 21, 2009, at 11:10 AM, Alex McAuley wrote:

> try the follwing then.
>
> $('clones').observe('click',function(evt,element){
>       var elm = element;
>       if (elm.hasClassName('remove')){
>         evt.stop();
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Yan Kovyakh
> To: prototype-scriptaculous@googlegroups.com
> Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 3:42 PM
> Subject: [Proto-Scripty] Delete php
>
> The whole element is not working if you place var elm = this;
>
> $('clones').observe('click',function(evt){
>       var elm = this;
>       if (elm.hasClassName('remove')){
>         evt.stop();
>
> > you may be able to get the clicked element with "this"
> >
> > Example.
> >
> > $('clones').observe('click',function(evt){
> >       var elm = this;
> > ...................... var e=this.id;
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> >   From: Yan Kovyakh
> >   To: prototype-scriptaculous@googlegroups.com
> >   Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 2:32 PM
> >   Subject: [Proto-Scripty] Delete php
> >
> >   Look like it can't find the element or the id of the element,  
> because
> >  all that gets send is "clone" and nothing more.
> >   > either its not getting the element or var id=...split()..... is
> >  resetiing
> >   > something...
> >
> >   > Try
> >
> >   > var theid = elm.id.split('_').last();parameters :{clone:id}...Or
> >  if you
> >   >cant
> >
> >   > do it in javascript send the whole id of the element and split  
> it in
> >
> >   > php<?php // remove_clone.php$id=end(explode("_", 
> $_POST['clone'])); ?>
> >
> >   > ----- Original Message -----
> >
> >   > From: "Yan Kovyakh" <maybe...@gmail.com>
> >
> >   > To: <prototype-scriptaculous@googlegroups.com>
> >
> >   > Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 12:38 PM
> >
> >   > Subject: [Proto-Scripty] Delete php
> >
> >   > > I'm getting true in a test but NULL as an post ID. Every  
> element
> >  has an
> >   > > Id:
> >
> >   > > <li id="Item_5">5<span class="remove">(x)</span></li>
> >
> >   > > I'm getting frustrated as much as you do Alex, the last pledge
> >  for help
> >   > > would be to send in the whole script.
> >
> >   > >http://pastie.org/553229
> >
> >   > >> I suggest you give up lol because it really doesnt get any
> >  simpler than
> >   > >>  what i offered.
> >
> >   > >> If however you do not wish to give up i will give you the  
> answer.
> >
> >   > >> var e=evt.element().id;
> >
> >   > >> ....................................
> >
> >   > >> Then use the script given to you by me to get the actual ID
> >  from "e"
> >   > >>   ----- Original Message -----
> >
> >   > >>   From: Yan Kovyakh
> >
> >   > >>   To: prototype-scriptaculous@googlegroups.com
> >
> >   > >>   Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 11:47 AM
> >
> >   > >>   Subject: [Proto-Scripty] Delete php
> >
> >   > >>   Don't really understand what should I do with that line?
> >
> >   > >>   > var elm=evt.element().id; //is the id of the element no ?
> >
> >   > >>   >   ----- Original Message -----
> >
> >   > >>   >   From: Yan Kovyakh
> >
> >   > >>   >   To: prototype-scriptaculous@googlegroups.com
> >
> >   > >>   >   Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 11:27 AM
> >
> >   > >>   >   Subject: [Proto-Scripty] Delete php
> >
> >   > >>   >   Well yes, this does gives me a true, and in post of the
> >
> >   > >>  remove_clone.php
> >
> >   > >>   > I see "clone 1234".
> >
> >   > >>   >  But that's because you specified
> >
> >   > >>   >   var e='blah_1234';
> >
> >   > >>   >   But how am I going to connect my clone:id parameter?
> >
> >   > >>   >   > Here is one way to do it (though probably not the  
> best)
> >
> >   > >> - but it works
> >
> >   > >>   >   >  var e='blah_1234';
> >
> >   > >>   >   >  var i=e.split('_');
> >
> >   > >>   >   >  var l=i.length-1;
> >
> >   > >>   >   > var id=(l>=1) ? i[l] : 'NULL' ;
> >
> >   > >>   >   > var test=(id.length>=1) ? true : false ;
> >
> >   > >>   >   > alert(test); // true means its set and has a string
> >
> >   > >>  length greater
> >
> >   > >>   >  than 1,
> >
> >   > >>   >   > false means there is nothing after "_"
> >
> >   > >>   >   > then you can test it with
> >
> >   > >>   >   > if(test!==true) {
> >
> >   > >>   >   > alert('No ID Found');
> >
> >   > >>   >   > return
> >
> >   > >>   >   > }
> >
> >   > >>   >   > parameters : { clone: id }
> >
> >   > >>   >   > HTH
> >
> >   > >>   >   >   ----- Original Message -----
> >
> >   > >>   >   >   From: Yan Kovyakh
> >
> >   > >>   >   >   To: prototype-scriptaculous@googlegroups.com
> >
> >   > >>   >   >   Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 10:00 AM
> >
> >   > >>   >   >   Subject: [Proto-Scripty] Delete php
> >
> >   > >>   >   >   I don't really want to change the whole scripts
> >
> >   > >> , and the problem i
> >
> >   > >>   >  that
> >
> >   > >>   >   >I can't get the ID out, not the script.
> >
> >   > >>   >   >   Is there any way to extract an ID instead of doing:
> >
> >   > >>   >   >   var id = elm.id.split('_').last();
> >
> >   > >>   >   >   Because everything up to that point is working
> >
> >   > >> , I'm confused.
> >
> >   > >>   >   >   > Ya, I'm getting an empty box, so something
> >
> >   > >>  is wrong.
> >
> >   > >>   >   >   > > Dude, firstly please stop topping the message
> >
> >   > >>  and removing the
> >
> >   > >>   >  code
> >
> >   > >>   >   > and
> >
> >   > >>   >   >   > >replies from your replies.
> >
> >   > >>   >   >   > > secondly: try the below script and see
> >
> >   > >>  what gets alerted (it
> >
> >   > >>   >  should
> >
> >   > >>   >   >be
> >
> >   > >>   >   >   > >your numeric ID, if not then you have
> >
> >   > >>  something wrong somewhere
> >
> >   > >>   >   >   > > $('clones').observe('click',function(evt){
> >
> >   > >>   >   >   > >       var elm = evt.element();
> >
> >   > >>   >   >   > >       if (elm.hasClassName('remove')){
> >
> >   > >>   >   >   > >         evt.stop();
> >
> >   > >>   >   >   > >         var id = elm.id.split('_').last();
> >
> >   > >>   >   >   > > alert(id);
> >
> >   > >>   >   >   > > return;
> >
> >   > >>   >   >   > > new Ajax.Request('remove_clone.php',{
> >
> >   > >>   >   >   > >           parameters:{clone:id},
> >
> >   > >>   >   >   > >           onSuccess:function(transport){
> >
> >   > >>   >   >   > >             elm.up('li').remove();
> >
> >   > >>   >   >   > >             pollSortable.defer();
> >
> >   > >>   >   >   > >           }
> >
> >   > >>   >   >   > >         });
> >
> >   > >>   >   >   > >   ----- Original Message -----
> >
> >   > >>   >   >   > >   From: Yan Kovyakh
> >
> >   > >>   >   >   > >   To: prototype-scriptaculous@googlegroups.com
> >
> >   > >>   >   >   > >   Sent: Monday, July 20, 2009 7:35 PM
> >
> >   > >>   >   >   > >   Subject: [Proto-Scripty] Delete php
> >
> >   > >>   >   >   > >   They actualy have Item_numericalID
> >
> >   > >>   >   >   > >   Is this the problem?
>
>
>
>
> >


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