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    Problem with HOW-TO structure/code

    I am creating an application form in PHP. The customer would like a click 3/4 down the page to open a new browser window with programs and descriptions. When the user selects a program it populates the PHP form with the user's selection. I suspect cookies might be the way to go here, but I can't quite get my mind around it. I also suspect the solution will require some javascript, which I know a little about. The list of programs and their descriptions will be dynamically displayed from a MySQL DB.

    (The old html form simply had a dropdown list)

    Any direction/advice much appreciated.

    Len

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    This is really a javascript issue. You should ask a mod to move your thread there.

    The basics you need are :
    clicking a link to open a popup window
    clicking another link to populate the parent window's form and then close the window.

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    Sounds like ajax is the way you'd like to go.
    From the PHP side, you want to ensure that you can correctly populate a form given a record id. Once you can do that, ajax would be a piece of cake to integrate.
    PHP Code:
    header('HTTP/1.1 420 Enhance Your Calm'); 
    Been gone for a few months, and haven't programmed in that long of a time. Meh, I'll wing it ;)

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