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How to translate a javascript variable to be a hidden html variable

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I have a web application that relies on CGI pages to manipulate data captured and displayed in a series of html pages. On one of those pages I display comparative quotes and use javascript to activate buttons to make selections between the quotes. Specifically, Option 1 contains the values for quote 1 and Option 2 contains the values for quote 2. When the user presses a button the comparative quote display is replaced by the option the user has selected. My problem is that I need to convert the choice of Option1 or Option 2 to be a hidden html variable that I can pass to the next CGI applet. How can I do this?
Feb 20 '07 #1
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acoder
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Put a hidden form field in your html:
[HTML]<input type="hidden" id="somehidden" name="somehidden" value="">[/HTML] and then just set the value to the quote value when you click the button:
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  1. document.getElementById("somehidden").value=quoteval;
When you submit the form, the value will be passed to your CGI script.
Feb 21 '07 #2

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