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Populating Select <option>s with form/frame/js

I'm designing a site for local music and entertertainment and have a
few ?s that need to be cleared up. Currently, I'm working on the Club
part and have a Contact Person form, and a Club form. For the Club
form, I'd like to have up to 4 Contacts with various roles, {Booking,
Manager, Owner, All}.

Ideally, I'd like to have a frameset and have Contact form filled out
1st, allowing me to set a cookie that would populate the
<select><option>s on the Club form, with a Short list of names (1-3)
that have been entered with Contacts.

Possibly, I could even add (using Java Servlets/JSP and MySQL) a
numeric value, supplied by MySQL for the Contact index, for the
<option value=""> after the Contact was entered to get

<option value="362">Paul Mason</option>
<option value="363">Greg Kimball</option>

This should created easy form entries for the user, If I can get thru
the details. What is the best way to access a text field on a form ??
Use forms[0] or a named form ? or ??
ex: document.forms[0].firstname.value

Also, my onSubmit="myfunc()" which calls alert() and setCookie()
does not seem to be executing. Not sure why.

My other strategy would be to make the 2nd Club page a .jsp file and
make sure it got reloaded. using

My goal easy short cross-referenced data entry. any suggestions ?
Jul 20 '05 #1
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Figured out a few of my own errors. And I'll start with the
onSubmit="return doCKinit(this)" place as an attr in the <form>
use <div id="myID">blah, blah, blah </div>

use the following function
function writeToDiv(div, str)

I still have few questions though; I'm apparently not setting the
cookie value, or at least not getting it back.
function Set_Cookie(name,value,expires,path,domain,secure)

Do all the param's need to be passed to call this function ?
In other words include null's so the # of params match ?

What format should the expires param be in ?
How can it be used as an offset from now() ?

The following is a snippet of psuedo-code that doesn't seem to be
working together very well.

Set_Cookie("clubk", old_clubk+":"+CK, 60*60, null, null, null );


var Cval = Get_Cookie("clubk");
alert("Cval is: " + Cval );
Still searching.
Jul 20 '05 #2

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