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05-12-2009, 03:07 AM
Hey all i am in need of some help with the xmlhttp ajax stuff. I am using a script called "SEXYALERTBOX". I am using it to allow the user to input a password. The textbox is called BoxPromptInput. I do not think its inside a <form> tag.

Here is the code:

function askForPass() {
Sexy.prompt('Please type the password in order to see the pictures/videos','' ,{ onComplete:
function(returnvalue) {

var xmlhttp = false;
var pageResponse = null;

try{xmlhttp = new ActiveXObject("Msxml2.XMLHTTP");}
catch (error){try {xmlhttp = new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP");} catch (error) {xmlhttp = false;}}
if (!xmlhttp && typeof XMLHttpRequest!='undefined') {try {xmlhttp = new XMLHttpRequest();} catch (error) {xmlhttp=false;}}
if (!xmlhttp && window.createRequest) {try {xmlhttp = window.createRequest();} catch (error) {xmlhttp=false;}}

var parameters = "";
var url = "mediacheck.asp";
var formArray = returnvalue;

for(i=0; i < formArray.length; i++) {parameters = parameters + formArray[i].name + "=" + encodeURIComponent(formArray[i].value) + "&";}

xmlhttp.open("POST", url + '?' + Math.random(), true);
xmlhttp.setRequestHeader("Content-type", "application/x-www-form-urlencoded");
xmlhttp.setRequestHeader("Content-length", parameters.length);
xmlhttp.setRequestHeader("Connection", "close");
xmlhttp.onreadystatechange = function() {
if (xmlhttp.readyState == 4) {
if (xmlhttp.status == 200) {
else {
alert('An error occurred: ' + xmlhttp.status + ' ' + parameters);


How can i pass the value inside the BoxPromptInput box to my mediacheck.asp page?

This is what my mediacheck.asp page looks like:

Dim myPass

myPass = request.form("BoxPromptInput")

if myPass = "mypasstest" then
Session("mediasee") = "yes"
Session.Timeout = 30
response.write "WORKED!"
Session("mediasee") = "no"
response.write "NOTWORK"
end if

Could anyone help me out finding a way to pass the value since im sure the request.form would not work in this case since its not in a form.

Any help would be great! THANKS! :)


Old Pedant
05-12-2009, 08:47 AM
Yes, it *IS* in a FORM. So far as the ASP code is concerned.

That's what the lines here are doing:

for(i=0; i < formArray.length; i++) {parameters = parameters + formArray[i].name + "=" + encodeURIComponent(formArray[i].value) + "&";}


The parameters are simulating the effect of a <FORM METHOD=POST>.

So *if* your formArray includes that field it should work.

But the formArray is coming from this code:

var formArray = returnvalue;

and the returnValue is coming from the function call argument:

function(returnvalue) {

But I don't pretend to know what the heck is setting the value of that argument, since you don't show your other code.