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Passing Drop Down List Selected Value

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Hello,
I am rather a beginner in Javascript and have the following problem.
There is a drop down list on my Web page with various values to be
selected by the user. Once the user has selected a value, he/she clicks
on the submit button. When he/she does that I would like 2 things to
happen: the selected value of the drop down list is passed to another
html page which opens in a new brower window open.

Could you please help me do write that?

Thank you :-)

Cheers

Jul 20 '05 #1
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An easy solution (for IE anyway not sure if it works in Mozilla) is to
simply open up the new window and load the html page and then in the onLoad
event handler reference the value of the select in the original window using
the window.opener attribute.

--orginal html

<html>
<head>
<script>
...code to open new window here...
</script>
</head>
<body>
<select id="mySelect"><option value =1 selected>Option 1</select>
</body>
</html>

--html in new window
<html>
<head>
<script>
function getSelectValue(){
alert(window.opener.document.getElementById("mySel ect").value);
}
</script>
</head>
<body onLoad="getSelectValue()">
</body>
</html>
Regards
Mike

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Hello,
I am rather a beginner in Javascript and have the following problem.
There is a drop down list on my Web page with various values to be
selected by the user. Once the user has selected a value, he/she clicks
on the submit button. When he/she does that I would like 2 things to
happen: the selected value of the drop down list is passed to another
html page which opens in a new brower window open.

Could you please help me do write that?

Thank you :-)

Cheers

Jul 20 '05 #2

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