Assigning the variable inside script block as the properties of window 
solved my problem. Trust me this information is quite hardly found. Took me 
a whole day. You're the man !!!

On Thursday, March 22, 2012 8:19:51 PM UTC+5:45, Brian Marquis wrote:
>
> change your script to:
>
> <script type="text/javascript">
> window.sayHi = function() {
>         alert("Hi");
> }
> </script>
>
> Likewise, any variables defined in the script block are not evaluated in 
> the
> global scope, therefore, they need to be assigned as properties of window 
> or
> document. See
> http://api.prototypejs.org/language/String/prototype/evalScripts/ for more
> info
>
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> [mailto:prototype-scriptaculous@googlegroups.com <javascript:>] On Behalf 
> Of Aravinda777
> Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 11:11 AM
> To: Prototype & script.aculo.us
> Subject: [Proto-Scripty] JavaScript from AJAX response is not being
> available
>
> Hi all,
>
> I used Prototype to get an AJAX response fromcalling a JSP page, and set it
> as innerHTML of a div.
>
> I tried executing eval on the response separately before going with
> Prototype, and seeing that prototype evaluates javascript in the
> reponseText, I gave it a spin. However, when I try using the javascript
> functionality after setting the innerHTML, still it does not seem to have
> got evaluated.
>
> My sample JSP code looks like this:
>
>
> <script type="text/javascript">
> function sayHi(){
>         alert("hi");
> }
> </script>
> <p>test</p>
> <input type="button" value="click" onClick="sayHi()">
>
> I do the AJAX call like this on another page of the same app:
>
> new Ajax.Request(page, {
>                   onSuccess: function(reponse) {
>         
> document.getElementById('test_div').innerHTML=reponse.responseText;
>                   }
>                 });
>
> When I click the button, I do not get the alert - which I can get if I
> accessed the JSP dierctly. Is there something additional I need to do to 
> get
> the sayHi() function working in the target div? Or probably I am missing
> something trivial altogether.
>
> Appreciate your help on this.
>
> Regards,
> -A
>
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