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Selecting option from a textarea

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Hello, i've coded a textarea where a person can select an option (title of an article) and then that article will display in an adjacent table..
Now this i primarily coded in php and html but from what i've looked through in google, it seems that i also need to use a javascript event handler in order for the textarea to send the selected option to my php sql_query search in another file (the query will then look for the associated article in my sql database) and display it in the aforementioned table..

so here's my code..
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  1. <?php
  2. //create a database connection
  3. mysql_connect("10.11.143.151", "group1","group1") or die(mysql_error());
  4. //select your database
  5. mysql_select_db("group1");
  6. ?>
  7.  
  8. <html>
  9. <body>
  10. <form action="combobox.php" method="post">
  11. <select name="combobox" id="combobox" size="20">
  12. <?php
  13.  
  14. $query = mysql_query("select * from help_file"); 
  15. //return the array
  16. while ($row = mysql_fetch_array($query)){
  17.  
  18.     $title = $row['title'];
  19.     $content = $row['content'];
  20. ?>
  21. <option name="title"><?php echo $title;?></option>
  22.  
  23. <?php }
  24. ?>
  25. </select>
  26. <?php
  27. include 'combobox.php';
  28. ?>
  29. </form>
  30. </body>
  31. </html>
  32.  
So what code would i have to have so that if the user clicks on an option, its article automatically opens up?
Thanks~
May 30 '12 #1
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